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Just had a great idea!!

JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
edited March 2017 in MTB general
Saw this from OneUp

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/artic ... tem-49345/

Had this great idea, why not have 2 chain rings on the front and some kind of mechanism that moves the chain from one to the other.......or even 3 chain rings? Think I'm going to patent it and sell it to the bike companies and make millions :lol::lol::lol:

FFS what's the point of going from double to single chainrings then making a mechanism to change chain rings again......seems stoopid to me :?

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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    You clearly did not understand the concept.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    robertpb wrote:
    You clearly did not understand the concept.

    Clearly not
  • For racing situations, it might be a worthwhile investment, since they go to stuff like attaching rotors with just three bolts in order to save time, but for someone at home? Hardly. Unless they have money to burn.
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    For racing situations, it might be a worthwhile investment, since they go to stuff like attaching rotors with just three bolts in order to save time, but for someone at home? Hardly. Unless they have money to burn.

    Does that not sum up a large chunk of the manufacturers perceived market, in all forms of cycling, of late?
  • BojangleBojangle Posts: 63
    So they have created a solution to a problem that only became a problem because they created a solution for a problem that wasn't a problem. What's next a bike you don't have to pedal as much..........................wait!!!! :?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The irony is most racers use direct mount to save weight.....

    You aren't changing a ring mid race anyway, so I can't see it taking 5 minutes instead of 2 being a real issue!
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    I think its quite a good idea, I use a 30t chainring for general riding but could use something bigger for days in the bike park. I know it would be far less hassle than taking my cranks off to replace a ring.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    You don't have to take your cranks off to remove a bolted on ring, additionally that design won't do a 30t 104mm as its not bolted through like a 32 upwards....
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Bojangle wrote:
    So they have created a solution to a problem that only became a problem because they created a solution for a problem that wasn't a problem. What's next a bike you don't have to pedal as much..........................wait!!!! :?

    Ha! Bang on, was just thinking the same.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    I quite like the idea ... in the fact that I run my CX bike as a road bike and as a of road bike and having a different chain ring is rather useful.

    But .... it only takes a couple of minutes to change a ring anyway .... 5 bolts, slip chain ring off, put new one on, do up bolts
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    It's a useful idea for some people, but it's not the revolutionary answer to the problem that we all have that isn't actually a problem at all.
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