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I know you’ll like this one.
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What the actual heck?! That is amazing and complex. From my bad translations, that is an award winning design for two speed drivetrain, perhaps kickback (retropedelage). Was tested in a mountain section of the Pyrenees, and is in unrestored condition. Incredible bike. The big skiptooth ring is really pretty too
 

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Some really cool paint effects going on this GT with a combination of mesh drywall tape and floating masks
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What the actual heck?! That is amazing and complex. From my bad translations, that is an award winning design for two speed drivetrain, perhaps kickback (retropedelage). Was tested in a mountain section of the Pyrenees, and is in unrestored condition. Incredible bike. The big skiptooth ring is really pretty too
The pics made my head hurt for a few minutes. But after reading the text (understanding it better than I expected to, not having used my French lessons for anything since high school), and looking a bit closer, I think I get it. And it's a pretty cool (and very French) design.
Rétropédalage should mean back-pedalling. And each side must have a freewheel. So when you pedal backwards the small gear on the right side engages the large one, making the wheel spin forwards at a different ratio than the left side drive train, which is freewheeling.
 
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As you are talking about the bikes you like,
just want to add that I like the line drawing and detail bike.
Anyone wanna build me a chromo one? Maybe disk brakes?

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So much can be seen and understood from such a simple drawing.
Also,anything that can be thought up can be shared with not much money spent.
Probably cheaper to go full custom than building the OG(ary Fisher) version!
 

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My word... I don't think there's much better than this.

 

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Another insane one from Mone at the Radavist


Seriously? Are they out-ratting us?
 

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Rigid steel, twin tubes, a curved biplane fork, geometry that's fairly modern without going off the deep end, I really like this one.

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Bonus points for the brand named for the band. Raw Power!
 

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Chronologically Production-Wise, I'd say #2 in that realm to the Surly Karate Monkey.
I think the 2008-2010 SE Stout beat them all to the game... [I stand corrected, a google search returned a 2007 Surly Karate Monkey]
I have one of these, but I've big-bike bmx'd it since it was single speed 29. It even has disc brake mounts and 135mm drops outs in the rear to add derailleur and discs
 

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I think the 2008-2010 SE Stout beat them all to the game... [I stand corrected, a google search returned a 2007 Surly Karate Monkey]
I have one of these, but I've big-bike bmx'd it since it was single speed 29. It even has disc brake mounts and 135mm drops outs in the rear to add derailleur and discs
Anthony was riding a Karate Monkey on this ride in 2003 and IIRC he'd had it at least a year prior: http://www.anthonysloan.com/Searle_Pass.html

Rest Easy, Anthony...
 

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