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    SE Lager - Flip Cog

    SE Lager bike..
    with Flip-Cog


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    I saw this single-speed bike on display at one of the big box store..
    Does anyone like the idea of flip-cogs?
    I was told that you can flip the rear wheel and it has the feature of riding forward & backwards.. the cog is fixed to the wheel.




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    A bit of confusion there, perhaps. You might want to read a bit about what's generally called "fixed gear" riding.
    Articles about Fixed Gear Cycling and Equipment
    There's a whole forum section largely devoted to it here. The cog is indeed "fixed" to the hub (no freewheel ratchet, so you can't coast), but riding backward is not the point (nobody really does that very much, and it's actually quite hard). The point is . . . well, it's complicated. Some people love it, some hate it.

    The setup on that bike is referred to as a "flip-flop" hub (not flip cog) because it has a fixed cog on one side, and on the other a single-speed freewheel (i.e., it coasts), and you flip the wheel around if you want to ride in the other mode. Most people end up using one or the other most of the time, and not flipping that often. As I implied above, people who like fixed tend to really like it, so coasting SS has little appeal to them.

    Peruse some of the threads in the FG/SS forum below and you'll find many issues discussed, hopefull some of them enlightening and/or entertaining. And read Sheldon. He's definitely enlightening and entertaining.
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    Oh okay.. sorry about the wrong term.. lol... so its Flip-Flop.. got it.. Thanks for the info.

    The salesman told me that people ride backwards and I was like a little kid that were amazed.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmtbiz View Post
    The salesman told me that people ride backwards
    Only in the circus and a few of those hipster tricksters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Only in the circus and a few of those hipster tricksters.
    That's about right. But back in the day, riding backwards was a popular way to show your bike handling skills Here's Lester Maddox, Governor of the State of Georgia from 1967-71, doing it. Lester was famous for other stunts too, but those are best forgotten.

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    The big box sales speech!! lol

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