Thursday, November 20, 2008

Multispeed Fixed Gear

Well, it's nearly here. And it's got a flippin bar-end shifter option. That's cool.

It ships in 120mm OLD only, though it looks as if they are considering a 130mm version.

Hmm. I've got a wheel in the hopper that will be 117mm OLD. An old track hub (120mm) laying around somewhere, and now the new SA fixed 3 speed will take 120mm.

Imagine one bike, brakeless in the rear that could take one of three wheels: a two-speed kick back coaster, a regular fixed, or the fancy SA fixed 3 speed. If a guy set them all up with the same size cog, even a rear fender would live happily with this family of wheels.

Old sport touring frames with horizontal drop outs are not nearly as ubiquitous as they were a few years ago. The Shogun would've been perfect for this little project. Or maybe one of the 1st generation Specialized Allez bikes.

The bike gods have a way of providing. If it's meant to be, the right frame will find me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't give a damn, if I get one of these I'm definitely naming it after Sheldon.