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This group is dedicated to building and riding bicycles with Retro-Direct drives.


What is a Retro-Direct drive you ask? It is a chain transmission that gives 2 speeds without any derailleurs, shifters or cables, simply by pedalling forward in one gear, and backward in the other. Yes that's right, you can move a Retro-Direct bike forward by pedalling backward. Here is a nice description of the original system: the Hirondelle bike.


Bicycle enthusiasts have been converting their bicycles to Retro-Direct, for fun and for a novel cycling experience. The conversion is quite easy and cheap. Come and join us, and try it out yourself!

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  • 114
  • Cycling
  • Oct 22, 2005
  • English

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