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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:19 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

There must be someone as tempted by oddities such as these, but with deeper pockets :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:02 pm 
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that is utterly barking - I'd love to know how many they actually sold. Does it also go forwards if you pedal forwards?

It would be great on one of those clown bikes that goes left when you steer right.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Will it work with a pedal back brake hub?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:06 pm 
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My brain hurts now!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:26 pm 
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More importantly - can anyone come up with a good reason to need them?

Imagine if mixed with a Speed drive bottom bracket and a SRAM dual drive rear hub - the most insane drive train money could buy


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:39 pm 
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I guess there might be some value in rehabilitating/preventing certain injuries?

After all there are plenty of people who run backwards.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:26 am 
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Would bring a whole new dimension to doing track stands at traffic lights. The new toy for the extreme fixie hipster.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:20 pm 
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I've been thinking about this, and given the prefix 'retro-' means 'backwards' we actually all need one of these cranks on our bikes.

Although the same justification could be used for 180° rotated forks or seat posts.


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