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Monday, February 07, 2011

Electric Blue

While rushing to the train last week, couldn't find a metered spot at Goldens Bridge so I had to drive down to Katonah where I came across this interesting station commuter, the bike lockup is right next to the station entrance.  Of course, I like how the owner is taking up the whole lockup rather than parking the bike perpendicularly as it is intended to be used.  That hub doesn't look like a QR but I could be mistaken.  

The nagging question on my mind was why are there chains on the front wheel?  Then, looking at it close up, I see that it has canti's and then I realize that front hub is not a drum brake, rather an electric motor!  Now that is cool.

2 comments:

Brendan said...

Even with no motor, if you've only got one set of chains, put them in front. It's front wheel wash out on ice and snow that's a bigger problem than loss of traction when pedaling.

Ben said...

I've wondered the same thing -- where is it best to put one chain and concluded the front makes sense...get the front in order and the back will follow I suppose....