Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Bike For Christmas

This was my latest project.  I managed to put it together in secret for Andrea.  There's a few things left to do to it, but it's more or less finished.

It's meant to be a fixed gear, so the tire clearances are really tight.  I managed to track down a 120mm Sturmey-Archer 8 speed hub.  It was really easy to set up (far easier than an Alfine) but the gearing is a bit weird and will take some work.  Your highest gear is 1 to 1, and then you have a series of overdrive gears above that.  So I need a smaller chainring.

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