I only sporadically lurk around here, but I couldn't let this one pass. Please excuse ressurecting a semi-stale thread. Singlespeed mountain biking is alive and well. That derailleur is a clamp on version of the derailleur found on the Randonneuring bike I displayed at last year's NAHBS. A few people requested a clamp on version, so I made 5 of them. It was a fun project to share with the visitors at the show. (I have one left if anyone is interested.)
You're right, multi-ration drivetrains are a great idea. So is breaking it back down to one gear and going out for a challenging new experience.
Tony Pereira Portland, OR
Kurt Sperry wrote:
> LOL... turns out multiple ratios and freewheels are a good idea after all!
> Funny- many of us figured that out decades ago.
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham WA
> On Feb 7, 2008 8:28 AM, Morgan Fletcher <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Looks like Tony Pereira of Pereira Cycles had a go at making one. The
>> singlespeed mountain biking crowd has been slowly inching back toward
>> the 2- and 3-speed drivetrains of the 40s. (see White Industries
>> Morgan Fletcher
>> Oakland, CA