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4973Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Chosen Fixed/Free Hub

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  • Joe Bunik
    Apr 14, 2011
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      Rick
      You mean like a freecoaster?
      http://www.free-coaster.com/
      =- Joe Bunik
      Walnut Creek, CA

      On 4/14/11, Rick Paulos <rick-paulos@...> wrote:
      > I always thought there would be a big market for a cable operated
      > freewheel / neutral (in both directions) hub.
      >
      > Squeeze a brake-lever and you get nothing? yeah, perfect for those
      > highly talented bmx'rs who can ride backwards but have to pedal
      > backwards because of the freewheel action. A neutral would allow them
      > to coast backwards without pedaling at all. Having to pedal reduces
      > the speed, balance and momentum and just isn't very graceful. Such a
      > hub would have to be bomb proof. I suppose you could accomplish
      > nearly the same thing by removing one set of pawls from an AW hub but
      > I don't see those hubs taking the kind of abuse bmx half pipe stunt
      > riders dish out to their bikes. Plus indicator chain sticking out
      > could be a problem.
      >
      > You would need a good gyro for the tail whips and handle bar spins.
      >
      > Rick
      >
      >
      >
      > At 01:13 PM 4/14/2011, you wrote:
      >>How long until someone does a multi speed fixed-free hub again? Per
      >>my understanding BSA offered such a hub briefly and it is now a
      >>quite scarce collectors item even in GB.
      >>
      >>Rich Wood
      >>
      >>--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "pj"
      >><prester_john_in_cathay@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Did we talk about this? I can't find mention of it in the archives.
      >> >
      >> > Now joining SRAM and Affix in the "no-flip" fixed/free hub market
      >> is Chosen:
      >> >
      >> > <http://www.chosen-hubs.com/pro.php?sid=79&tid=83&p_no=292>
      >> >
      >> > or
      >> >
      >> > http://tinyurl.com/4ybpoc5
      >> >
      >>
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