Thursday, August 6, 2009

One step forward, two steps back

Deep form the heart of North Central Colorado, Rossitron sends us this:

Apparently, this 1933 bicycle photographed in a café at the top of the Tourmalet climb in France is a two speed. Pedal forwards for high gear, backwards for low gear with two cogs running two separate freewheels. HammerSchmidt eat your heart out.

1 comment:

Jerome said...

Retro-direct drive. Uber easy to do, and I've known a few guys who have built these up. Give it a try. Kent's bike blog has some good content on how it's done.