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    More pics

    Phil custom hubs.
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    All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi

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    Wow that is crazy.. What is the benifit?
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    Duel Drive Single Speed Funky Goodness

    Just thought you guys would think this was interisting. I am testing the bike now, my first off road ride will be tonight. It was built by a local shop he also has a 29er version with his own custom frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    Wow that is crazy.. What is the benifit?
    Maybe the guy has extremely strong legs, can out-squat an elephant, and eats single-sided drivetrains for lunch. Is that the same reason he's using road pedals also?

    My guess is he's doing it for shits and giggles. Is it freewheel or fixed?
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    He-Man Legs

    I would like to think my He-Man legs would be the reason, but I was commuting home last night and my rear wheel crapped out on my road bike (that's the reason for the look keo pedals) and this is the bike I got to use until my wheel is repaired actually it's a blast to ride the first thing I noticed is how balanced it is when pedaling and how much power you can get from each pedal stroke on each side. It is freewheel. I will post a ride report after tonights ride.
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    Would it eliminate the dead spot in the pedal stroke?

    Very funky. Can't wait to hear more...
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    um.....keo on a mtn bike?

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    crap...

    that bike's messing with my mind.

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    Did you have to reverse the engagement of the freewheel in order to use it for forward propulsion?

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    good question

    Quote Originally Posted by b1umb0y
    Did you have to reverse the engagement of the freewheel in order to use it for forward propulsion?

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    and what's going on with that stem/spacers???

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    Interesting idea, but this comes to mind:

    ~ twice as expensive
    ~ twice as complicated
    ~ twice as heavy
    ~ twice the maintanance
    ~ two pant legs getting caught in the chain and/or two "Fred" tatoos on your calves!
    ~ at least twice as much difficulty removing rear wheel. can you imagine getting a rear flat during a race?

    That being said, I love fresh thinkers who are unafraid and I am curious about the ride report.
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    beat me to it

    I had the same idea for an ongoing project, although I ditched that for a left hand drivetrain....and fixie. The cog bolts to the disc rotor holes. Per Drevil, just for S&G. Pics whenever I finish it.

    Looks cool, one benefit is that you will ride more straight and not get that annoying "pull" to the right.

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    Race Redundancy! If a chain breaks or a freewheel fails, just keep going!

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    Loaner Bike

    I would like like to say once again this is not my doing. This is a loaner bike from the Slippery Pig bike shop. I am just riding/testing it I will get the details from Eric the owner and maker of this bike. I do know the rear phil hub is custom to run both freewheels I believe it is a reverse thread. Once again a ride report and tech specs later after I take this baby off road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b1umb0y
    Did you have to reverse the engagement of the freewheel in order to use it for forward propulsion?

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    I assumed it was an ACS Southpaw, or left hand drive freewheel.
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    there are left-hand drive BMX bikes, so parts are not a problem.

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    twice the drag (friction)????

    Do you feel your pedaling against more friction or chain drag?

    I like it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    I assumed it was an ACS Southpaw, or left hand drive freewheel.
    Thanks for the heads up, I had not seen a freewheel like this before.

    b1umb0y

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    Flip flop

    This is not a standard flip flop hub if it was the left side freewheel would be working to pull itself loose I believe thats the reason for the reverse thread on the lefthand side of the hub.
    All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi

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    As far as the crank's concerned, the only thing to make this work is to slap the crankarm with the spider and chainring on the left side? Or does the bottom bracket factor into this? If that's the case, and one's using a cassette hub in the rear (so as not to have to worry about a freewheel unthreading itself), can one do this with pretty much any bike?

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    pedal threading is reversed. you have to use either a LHD crnakset or a tandem crankset if you do not plan to replace the pedal spindle. bottom bracket spindle is symmetrical.

    regular cassette hub wouldn't work because if you mount it drive side on the left, it freewheels in the wrong direction.

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    Ahhh. Duh. I know that'd be too easy... Cheers!

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    Would be fun to put a "saw tooth" bash ring on both sides, and do some really clumsy log crossings...

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    ... and if we just ... I thought I recognized Erik's bike...

    I've ridden it before, just a parking lot ride, sweet bike. VERY stiff drivetrain, you pedal, you go. It has a unique feeling to it, that's for sure. As for why, its Erik...that should be reason enough!

    He's been wanting to do that for awhile now, its cool he was able to build it!

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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    With 2 stiff freewheels, it's almost like a coaster brake!

    He did it of course to always have a good picture of the bike, regardless the side you take the pic from, left or right.

    I've seen something similar once, reason was log riding?

    I wonder, when pedaling, are the two freewheels really engaging together?

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