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Anyone riding leftside drive?(6 posts)

Anyone riding leftside drive?Trevo
Jun 19, 2003 10:31 PM
or your drive-side crank arm on the LEFT side of the bike and the wheel fliped over? Just wondering if anyones ever done this?

I thought about itTig
Jun 20, 2003 6:13 AM
After looking closer at one of the Haro left side drive freestyle bikes we sell, I thought the same could be done to a fixed bike. With pedals like Speedplay, Eggbeaters, or flats, the reverse pedal threads on the cranks would work. Everything else is compatible until you get to the rear hub. Sure, a flip-flop hubbed or track wheel could handle the cog on the left side. The chain line would be fine as well. The problem happens when you start pedaling, the chain would start trying to unscrew the cog. I don't think a lock ring would hold it too long.

You could use a BMX freewheel hub from the Haro pictured, but you'd have to build up a mega 48-spoked wheel or a minimal 24-spoked one.
I thought about it moreTrevo
Jun 20, 2003 7:28 AM
You could use a left side drive hub.
They're made for this, and you could get them in 36hole.
Also Iam pretty sure that a dual-sided track hubs(with lock rings on both sides) would work, with enough locktite.

The real question is has anyone ever made a dual drive track bike? chainring on the left....and a chainring on the right, with cogs on both sides:>

A friend of mine...BudhaSlug
Jun 20, 2003 10:33 AM
A friend of mine rides his fixee like that... his reasoning is that he's left handed and it saves him from getting greasy when he picks up the bike to carry it up stairs, etc. I'll see if I can get him to post about it more. He uses a standard track hub with lockring and I'm pretty sure locktite on the cog... its never screwed off for him. He also runs SPD pedals, just with the axle's removed and switched from Left to Right (again, I believe he locktites the threads to keep them from unscrewing).

Peace and Light,
Here is a link to one..minneso
Jun 20, 2003 10:58 AM

Cheers Eric
I've done it, no big deal if you have a tandem.MB1
Jun 20, 2003 5:28 PM
The front crankset of a tandem has the chainring on the left arm and no chainring on the right arm. The tandem crank is correctly threaded for pedals so there is no need to do anything odd there.

We have Ultegra cranks on both our tandem and my Street Dog. It was simple and amusing to pull the front crank off the tandem and put it on my fixte.

I'm thinking about doing it again for the NSA/OCE Fixte Century in October. Should be good for a few laughs.