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    What do think of this?

    I was wondering if it would be possible, or if it has been done before, to make a left hand drive bike. I did manage to find a singlespeed cog wheel that clicks the opposite way so it is 'left-hand' drive. From there, I didn't see any other obstacles to overcome to achieve this left hand drive bike. Does anybody else have any other ideas on things I would have to re-think or re-work to make this work?

    thanks!
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    been done many times before. the only other obstacle is the pedal thread, which needs to be reversed. there are tandem cranks that have the desired thread direction.

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    weather nailed it!

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    Uh......

    Quote Originally Posted by spudy
    I was wondering if it would be possible, or if it has been done before, to make a left hand drive bike. I did manage to find a singlespeed cog wheel that clicks the opposite way so it is 'left-hand' drive. From there, I didn't see any other obstacles to overcome to achieve this left hand drive bike. Does anybody else have any other ideas on things I would have to re-think or re-work to make this work?

    thanks!
    Is there a reason? (besides just being different)

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    more & more BMXers doing it so they can grind on the right side and not on the drivetrain. Check into BMX joints like Danscomp.

    Sugino makes a left side crank arm with a spider and proper pedal threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearless
    Is there a reason? (besides just being different)

    My actual, BIG, idea is to build a cannondale single speed (left hand drive) with a lefty fork on it. Then I'd have a true lefty lefty. As far as reason? There is none, besides the ultimate cool factor, and it'd be a fun project to work on.
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    Profile (and profile type) cranks have been available in left hand drive for years.

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    I was searching today for hubs to put this left drive freewheel on, and I have another question:

    What type of single speed hub would I want to put this on?
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    two words

    Quote Originally Posted by spudy
    I was wondering if it would be possible, or if it has been done before, to make a left hand drive bike. I did manage to find a singlespeed cog wheel that clicks the opposite way so it is 'left-hand' drive. From there, I didn't see any other obstacles to overcome to achieve this left hand drive bike. Does anybody else have any other ideas on things I would have to re-think or re-work to make this work?

    thanks!
    FIXED COG. One of the other fixed SSers at one of the cross races this year was going left side drive on his old fixie converted french SS cross/old road/touring bike. I think he did it cause he liked to dismout to the wrong side, and shoulder that way also.
    Also since you have a cannondale with a lefty you would probably need to fix it since you wouldn't be able to run a rear break if you went to left side drive.

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