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use, sell or keep?
use 35%  35%  [ 12 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:43 pm 
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Hed's muhhahahah. Why the hell did you Brits like those so much? You couldn't pick up an issue of Dirt without seeing Rumbelow on those things for a few years....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:19 pm 
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mickey@spooky wrote:
Bikes are rad, but all these components companies need to step it up, F1 style, if they want to beat our R+D team!


Well, why don´t you and your R&D Team beat them by building BETTER geared hubs and frames, instead of modifying what they developed in the first place?

Just curious...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Tommi74 wrote:
mickey@spooky wrote:
Bikes are rad, but all these components companies need to step it up, F1 style, if they want to beat our R+D team!


Well, why don´t you and your R&D Team beat them by building BETTER geared hubs and frames, instead of modifying what they developed in the first place?

Just curious...


For one thing, stuff like this is a pretty non time-intensive hobby. Hell, it takes more time to file a fillet-brazed frame! Working and implementing stuff with existing technology is an easy way to streamline and refine our own development projects.
There probably isn't any decent application for a Gconn compatible gearbox, buy as bike geeks, it's fun to play with. We've got a 6 speed planateray system that a few of the kids designed when they were in school, but there is really no desire around here to implement it. A dérailleur in a box system on the other hand, has lots of cool applications.

Have you seen our gearbox frame proto?

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It already has electronic shifting using tech inspired from the Airlines project.Image
It was raced succesfully over there in a few NPS races last season.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:31 pm 
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mickey@spooky wrote:
It was raced succesfully over there in a few NPS races last season.


Va-va-voooooommmm:

As if by magic, our wee Nick's set up:

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Absolutely amazing frame.... just ploughs through anything.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:25 am 
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I like where this thread went! To the OP: Use that stuff! Put it on something amazing.

Mickey: I feel like people talk a lot of Sh*t about gear boxes and crazy set ups like that. I'm glad someone out there has big enough balls to run technology and bicycling directly down their throats.


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