What a BSO

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What a BSO

Postby Michael R » 5 Jul 2011, 10:57pm

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Re: What a BSO

Postby Redvee » 5 Jul 2011, 11:12pm

I doubt that any of the 120 gears are duplicated. One question though, Why? Just made an offer of £10 :lol:

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Re: What a BSO

Postby alicej » 5 Jul 2011, 11:14pm

selling due to lack of use
Oh dear, it does look very clean!

Wouldn't call it a BSO though, I'd reserve that term for things which are likely to actually fall apart/seize up with a little normal use. This is just a bit mad, isn't it?

I would kind of expect a pair of mudguards for £1,100...

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Re: What a BSO

Postby LollyKat » 5 Jul 2011, 11:20pm

Reminds me of a boy at school many years ago who fitted a 3-speed block onto a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub, with a double chainring at the front. 18 gears? - who would ever want that many! :mrgreen:

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Re: What a BSO

Postby niggle » 6 Jul 2011, 7:46am

Look forward to some close-ups as promised, particularly of the shifters. I mean how do you shift an 8-speed cassette, 3-speed hub and 4-speed chainset? Certainly not with the "slx 10 speed shifters" in the description.

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Re: What a BSO

Postby byegad » 6 Jul 2011, 8:49am

I'm sure I've seen that one up for sale a couple of years ago. May be someone else with a fascination for 120 speeds. My record is 81; triple up front and 9 speed cluster on Dual Drive hub, very successful on a recumbent bike, although the 150" top gear was only used down some serious hills with a clear sight line! :D
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Re: What a BSO

Postby BigG » 6 Jul 2011, 9:14am

I wonder if he has ever worked out the change sequence needed for progressive shifts. I still have a half-step and granny which everyone tells me is far too complicated!

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Re: What a BSO

Postby Alan D » 6 Jul 2011, 12:08pm

I would reserve the term BSO for the sort of things you get from mail order catalogues.
I did not bother to read the write up, the picture was enough. Would I buy it? NO!
The sheer appearance of it offends my eye, I like things that are beautiful and aesthetically proportioned.

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Re: What a BSO

Postby Steve Kish » 6 Jul 2011, 1:21pm

Some nice stuff on there but a bit of a lash-up of parts.
Old enough to know better but too young to care.

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Re: What a BSO

Postby uphillbothways » 6 Jul 2011, 2:16pm

Anyone reminded of Sheldon Brown's 63 speed?

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Re: What a BSO

Postby Elizabethsdad » 6 Jul 2011, 7:36pm

For variability of gearing I would think the NuVinci N360 CVT hub would be better than this - might not have quite the same range but would be simpler to use and probably weigh less than his collection of drive train parts.