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    Very sweet Merlin Roots single speed

    I first saw a very cool custom Merlin Cyrene cross bike on cyclingnews.com and then there was a link to a bikeshop in california which has first images of a new Merlin singlespeed.
    Very, very sweet.
    http://www.shorelinecycles.com/

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    ... and if we just ... not SS

    That's not a SingleSpeed !

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    Looks strangely similar...
    It ain't easy being human.

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    Pix, We want Pix

    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    Looks strangely similar...
    Got it together yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubert
    That's not a SingleSpeed !
    Looks like a concentric bb to me and you can easily replace that rear hub to make it truly one. :-)

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    cool! that would make a great rainy day/beater bike.

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    Rohloff

    Rohloff 8-speed. That's a new one to me.

    To make this post singlespeed-related: A SpeedHub is a really good alternative to a true one-gear hub. I builds one of the strongest wheels available and you can choose not to shift or dismount the shifter. With the shifter dismounted it is almost as simple as a singlespeed specific hub.

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    Rohloff

    I actually thought to replace the wheels should I be able to get a hold of one of these. maybe some white King hubs. The internal hubs seem to be quite heavy, and I would try to make it a true single speed.

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    More information / photos...

    Hey guys,

    Just came across the following "more details" over at cyclingnews.com...

    Check it out: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...005/news/02-21


    Also, just my $0.02 worth, but I'd love to see a 3 internally geared hub! That would be a true beauty in my mind, close to single speeding, but a little extra gearing when the trail goes up-up-and-away or when you've got that 1 mile fire road to zip down. Besides, it could open up avenues for the big makers to step back fromt he insanity of a front deraileur and 10 speeds, or 11 speeds, or more more more!

    To me simple and reliable those a good good things!

    Tony.

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    Sachs/SRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by sengert
    Hey guys,

    Just came across the following "more details" over at cyclingnews.com...

    Check it out: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...005/news/02-21


    Also, just my $0.02 worth, but I'd love to see a 3 internally geared hub! That would be a true beauty in my mind, close to single speeding, but a little extra gearing when the trail goes up-up-and-away or when you've got that 1 mile fire road to zip down. Besides, it could open up avenues for the big makers to step back fromt he insanity of a front deraileur and 10 speeds, or 11 speeds, or more more more!

    To me simple and reliable those a good good things!

    Tony.

    SRAM (Sachs) makes an extremely solid 3 speed hub. http://www.sram.com/en/sram/comfort/t3/freewheelhub.php. The only problem is the that it does not have any seals but the bearing balls are stainless. I can't remember how wide it is but I think it can be respaced to 135mm with no problems.

    I have disassembled 25 years old 3 speed Sachs hubs that had no serious wear.

    3gang

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