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Sheldon Brown's Gunnar Street Dog Left Drive, 3-speed, Fixed-gear Bicycle

Why be normal?

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Well, pretty as it is, my Bates was too small for me, and my Gunnar wasn't weird enough for me, so I've stripped the Bates of its Sturmey- Archer ASC 3-speed fixed-gear hub and installed it on the Gunnar--backwards!

I'm running a 52 tooth Biopace chainring, with an 18 tooth sprocket in back. The ASC hub gives me a choice of three gears:

Click on the thumbnail images for larger images and detailed information about other unusal features of this bike.
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Photos made with Nikon Coolpix 2500, minor tweaking with Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0

August 24, 2005
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