I’m not sure if this is something that’ll actually go into production, but I spotted this on Flat Matters and it caught my attention. Apparently Shawn White over at Bizhouse has been getting creative and made this freecoaster that has the ability to go forward, lock in neutral and reverse. Take a peek at a rough idea of how it works in the video above. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this if testing on a bike goes to plan.
Flat-Matters – Bizhouse’s Shawn White Discusses the Rachet Sprocket
Remember this little sneak preview we posted up of the new Bizhouse Ratchet sprocket we posted up the other day? Well, head over to Flat-Matters to check out an interview Effraim did with creator, Shawn White, where he tries to get some answers about it. The interview is kind of crazy, but if you read carefully there’s some good information in this. Check it!
Sneak Peek: Bizhouse – Ratchet Prototype Sprocket?
Effraim at Flat-Matters just dropped this on me and my brain exploded. Bizhouse dropped this quick clip giving you a sneak peek at their “Ratchet”… system? No description, no real information but what I’ve gathered from this video is this.
They’re working on either a sprocket or some sort of bottom bracket that works like a ratchet wrench would work. When you pedal forward it engages and allows you to pedal, but when you are not putting forward pedal pressure on it, it allows you to freely roll backwards without pedaling. Similar to how if you are tightening a nut, you wrench and then pull it back to reset and tighten more.
Essentially this allows you to run a freecoaster without having to replace your rear hub.
I’m not going to lie, this is blowing my mind. Effraim is going to try and get a few answers out of Sean at Bizhouse about this one, so hopefully we can get some answers here soon.
What do you guys think?