[CR]track cranks on left?

Example: Production Builders

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 21:57:05 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: morganx9@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]track cranks on left?

Derek Willburn asks:

How about putting the drive side on the left for a track or fixed gear bike -anybody ever try it? I know, it just looks wrong but any reason it would not work? ------------ Pino Moroni did just that on some of his track bikes. His rationale seems to have been:

1) side with chainring sticks out a bit farther from the center line. 2) On conventional track bike, moving conventionally (CCW), the right side is "uphill" and closer to the track. Pedal clearance can be an issue. 3) Ergo, put the drive stuff on the left, and gain a bit more clearance!

One would gather that it made more of a distinction than a difference, since not widely emulated. But, would be a clever use for that pair of arms. Particularly for one of us lefti-handed people... Nice idea!

harvey "left-handed people are out of their right minds" sachs mcLean va