Re: [CR]Re: Drive systems: twospeed req's forward or backward pedaling


Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 10:58:51 -0800
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
To: DRob697@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Drive systems: twospeed req's forward or backward pedaling
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Friday, March 21, 2003, at 09:40AM, <DRob697@aol.com> wrote:
>I think it is a very old idea, and some
>list member has built one with great web pics , , I think this definitely
>needs to be on the list, someone help out

Oh yea it goes w. . . a. . . y. . . and I think folks experimented with them on penny farthings, Larry or other Wheelfolk? They also had one at Interbike about 10 years ago where the whole mechanism was in the BB. My favorite 2-speed was the Bendix Duomatic. It had weights in the hub that would move outwards to engage the second gear once you got up to the right RPMs. I once had a lunch/bar bike built with one of these on a post-Raleigh Carlton and it was really sweet. enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives SB, CA ++++++++++++++++++++ Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would get done. --Gil Scott-Heron-- ++++++++++++++++++++