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    ohhhh, too cool! [0]

    https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/flanigan10.htm


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    Gotta love fixie

    I like it! What front hub is that?

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    Now, wait a minute!

    What's that bar-con doin' on there. This ain't no fixie! Must be an internally geared jobbie. Gotta love the creative use of the time trial brake lever! My guess is that's a front roller brake, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    What's that bar-con doin' on there. This ain't no fixie! Must be an internally geared jobbie. Gotta love the creative use of the time trial brake lever! My guess is that's a front roller brake, no?
    Go to the link - answers are all there.

    Damn slick.

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    Did I read that right - 2 speed fixed gear?!?!?

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    yep.you can convert a two speed internal hub to a 2 speed fixed gear hub. I'm not sure of the process as I haven't done it, but it sure is cool, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    yep.you can convert a two speed internal hub to a 2 speed fixed gear hub. I'm not sure of the process as I haven't done it, but it sure is cool, huh?
    They covered this on the fgg forums.

    http://fixedgeargallery.com/forum/vi...hlight=2+speed

    And a how to from that discussion.

    http://www.63xc.com/lewisc/diy2fg.htm
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    I've been thinking about a 14spd Rohloff hub (or just 7spd citybike) with some sort of bar-mounted switch to go from freewheel to fixed. That would SO rule on bumpy straight and climbs. while not being too stoopid for descends.
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    Sturmey Factory Made a fixed Geared hub too.

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    Oh wow, that's nice! If only Paul, Surly or Phil(it would be ungodly expensive) would make a fixie two speed hub-drool. Looks like plenty o' room for bigger tires too-yeah!

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    Here's a shop that will sell you that hub

    http://www.thebikesmith.com/special.htm

    "The two speed fixed gear hub was developed at the Bikesmith, and is the result of almost a year of competetive collaboration between three of our mechanics. As anyone who has ridden a fixed gear bike knows, they work best on level terrain, as there are no alternative gears. As anyone who has seen Seattle knows, many of the roads here are on an incline. To resolve this conflict, we offer a specially modified coaster brake hub which gives two truly fixed gears that can be shifted on the fly, using the shift lever of your choice. The hub has an 18 tooth cog which is not interchangeable, and the higher of the two gears will be this cog in combination with whatever front chainring you deem appropriate. The low gear is about 30% lower. This gives just enough hill climbing ability to make the fixed gear bike truly practical in varied terrain."

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    Unfortunately, Bikesmith is no longer around - it's a ghost website.



    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    http://www.thebikesmith.com/special.htm

    "The two speed fixed gear hub was developed at the Bikesmith, and is the result of almost a year of competetive collaboration between three of our mechanics. As anyone who has ridden a fixed gear bike knows, they work best on level terrain, as there are no alternative gears. As anyone who has seen Seattle knows, many of the roads here are on an incline. To resolve this conflict, we offer a specially modified coaster brake hub which gives two truly fixed gears that can be shifted on the fly, using the shift lever of your choice. The hub has an 18 tooth cog which is not interchangeable, and the higher of the two gears will be this cog in combination with whatever front chainring you deem appropriate. The low gear is about 30% lower. This gives just enough hill climbing ability to make the fixed gear bike truly practical in varied terrain."

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    What kind of frame is that?

    That thing is pretty cool-it makes me think that a road bike built around the big apples would be cool in a monster truck sort of way. I like my fixie OK but a different frame and fork and it could be a whole different type of ride. Think mudflaps and gunracks man! What kind of frame is that anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastskiguy
    That thing is pretty cool-it makes me think that a road bike built around the big apples would be cool in a monster truck sort of way. I like my fixie OK but a different frame and fork and it could be a whole different type of ride. Think mudflaps and gunracks man! What kind of frame is that anyway?
    More info - http://antbikemike.com/29er.html

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    Thanks for the link (nm)

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    Nice! looks like old school. Too bad I can't win races on that machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bram
    Nice! looks like old school. Too bad I can't win races on that machine
    Life/riding ain't about racing Bram. As much as I like racing(I really do), I like simply riding my bike more. And something like this Ant looks like pure joy to me.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Bram is so good at racing, it attracts the chicks. Internationally. We can always ride. I enjoyed my ride over utterly chanceless trails today, but races are what generates good memories. To each his own, I guess.
    BTW, that bike would certainly win a fixed race, having an extra gear and all.
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