The new drawings and first parts, are on my desk.
It has to be even more basic, than the 3 Speed-Speedster, that means the nice Sturmey-Archer Trigger shifter must go. Sad but true!
Goodbuy to the trigger and 3 speed SRAM T3 and, hello to the TORPEDO-Duomatic (kick back 2 speed hub) -
unfortunately that one has not been produced for over 20 years!
That´s a shame! truely, I find the hub and idea just perfect for Urban bikes.
And I´m not the only one with that hub/bike combination in mind - look at this guy.
Even the bike company Pashley have given the Duomatic thought - thums up! creating this cool looking vintage racer.
Untill the Bike manufactures will see the "2 speed light", and let the DUROMATIC - RISE FROM THE ASHES...
We can only wish and search the web. - and after a little hunt Uhhhhhhhh Yeah - bingo!
I discovered this hidden treasure in Holland.
Look who they shine ***$$*BLING BLING $$ new old stock Duomatic´s . never been used*** Wooooouuuu...
And here´s what the lucky owner Marco right about it:
I got a lot of contact over the last weeks via the hubstripping page. There is unbelivable amount of persons who are interested in hubs! I got in contact with a hub freak in Germany. He offered me a few dozen Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo Duomatic and Automatic hubs with 36 spoke holes. He got them by a german bicycle maufacturer who stored them in his cellar stock since 1981.
There were two aspects who influenced me:
- Diversifing my retirement arrangement
- Hub fetish
Since one week I´am the owner of 100 Sachs Duomatic and 50 Sachs Automatic (red version) hubs 36 holes!
Details will follow in a seperate post. My idea is to sell them via Hubstripping.com!