I ran across a page that might be of interest to some of you techie types, a
direct-drive muli-geared hub (a la a Sturmey-Archer with cranks attached at
It’s mostly about those two-wheel contraptions, but if you go almost all the
way to the bottom, you’ll find an interesting uni application of his
invention. I think the hub maybe somewhere between the vaporware and the
prototype stage. Of course, he’ll have to get rid of that silly freewheel
stuff to make a good uni.
I heard someone built a uni along these lines using an old three speed hub. Any
Personally, I would even be interested in a single speed that used a ring and
planet setup to more bigger gear inches from a given wheel.
Tom Moye Seattle