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 Post subject: anyone tried these??
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:01 pm 
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http://www.pantourhub.com/products.html




one on ebay thought mite be a laugh?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:18 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

If you get one, send me a message from your hospital bed to let me know how it rode.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:27 pm 
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Wow. I remember reading about an elastomer hub like that in MBA back in the day before new fangled telescopic forks.

I would love to have a go.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:44 pm 
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errrr... would the brakes not rub on the tire or disc ? or even end up in the spokes... Also remember this idea from year ago, Cycle Care in High Wycombe had one for ages but the make escapes me..


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 Post subject: eeeew
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:25 pm 
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Perlease :roll:

What a odd looking contaption!

Reminds me of those dodgy ad's that used to be in MBUK in the late eighties early ninteies, you know the ones for Yan Chin bicycle and the like.

Besides, who wants a 450g rear hub!

:idea: I Know, lets see who can build a bike out of the oddest inventions of the last few years...

Allsop frame with rigid forks
Browning hinged chainset
"Suspension" hubs

Can anyone think of any more 'ideas' for this build?


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 Post subject: Re: eeeew
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:10 am 
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Stick Legs wrote:
Allsop frame with rigid forks
Browning hinged chainset
"Suspension" hubs

Can anyone think of any more 'ideas' for this build?


How about those Campag shifters that were the entire grip? [Great when you decided to crank it and instead twist the grip, change five gears, legs launch you forward, arms fail, face smacks front tyre]

"Tubeless" solid tyres were around at some point too? Maybe a Halfords Special :P


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:34 am 
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.... and the system that used bar ends as brake levers :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:11 am 
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If you are really interested I think benkinetics over on singletrackworld forum knows more about the suspension hubs. Supposed to be very well built iirc.
Found them on his website here
http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/hubs___headsets.shtml
he'll happily answer your queries


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:41 am 
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Braking? Good point? How would the brakes work? There must be some kind of system there?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:16 am 
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Would a bike with these look like one of those clown cars?
But a MTB version?
J


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