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#1 2009-06-17 1:24pm

moosegoose nick
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Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

Would love to see a setup if you are.

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#2 2009-06-17 2:08pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

yeah I need to get two of those, one for my bandito mini build and one for another build coming up, as I tried one out for about a week. I remember trying both the front set up and the rear set up dont remember which is which but I couldnt get them to work worth a crap...I dont think to many people did! rollcool

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#3 2009-06-17 2:12pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

I tried an ACS 2 speed.I couldn't trust my knees to it not popping the chain while switching gears.Sometimes it switched,sometimes it popped.Took it off.


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#4 2009-06-17 2:15pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

I had a Tourney 2sp on my 2/4 for a while. Good for cruisin' round with the wife but had the same problems as everyone else. Gave it to my brother.


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#5 2009-06-17 2:24pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

Not a suntour, but well executed.....

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9884/gearsu.jpg

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#6 2009-06-17 3:02pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

i ran one on my red cook. see my bikes.

i know whatever you might need to know about setup and adjustment.  the setup is very primitive so you are left with using washers on the back wheel and spacers on the cranks to get the "throw" to work properly.

takes a plain old brake cable and a plain old lever.  if you are doing this for cruising you can get a cheapy mtb shifter that lets you keep it in one position or the other.

there is a resto thread at vintage with some closeups. or there used to be from a couple years ago.

 

#7 2009-06-17 3:06pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

PS- you can order a 7 dollar version that is almost identical from your LBS, except the throw will be tradtional.  the holeshot throws the opposite way.  there is only one other company that does a backwards throw on new stuff but i forget what brand. seems like it might be some initials.....

 

#8 2009-06-17 7:25pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

wow the thread still exists:  http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/ind … &st=20

Here are some installation tips, incase anyone gets the system.

the dual cog goes on with the smaller gear toward the hub.
there is a slotted spacer/bolt which holds the derailer against the dropout and allows it to move freely (presuming the dropouts are smooth)
tighten the wheel where you want it to sit in order to allow proper brake functioning.
the derailer will align itself on the vertical plane due to the spacer.
a standard bmx chain is plenty long enough for the system. you'll still have to remove some links.
install the chain so the derailer has a bit of tension and room for moving back and forth, don't overpull the tensioner because you want it to have room to move forward and back while keeping the chain taut.
use a standard bmx bike brake cable/lever. see Tummler's suggestion above.
there is an adjuster (like you'd see on a normal brake caliper) on the derailer so you will have to adjust the brake cable length and adjuster so the derailer is exactly in line with the smaller sprocket.
turning the adjuster will align the derailer as you pull the lever.
riding/tweaking/readjusting seems to be the best plan for safety so you don't drop the chain under a load.

holding the lever in moves the derailer to the outside so you are on the larger sprocket, releasing moves it back to the inner sprocket.

the system seems to work well but it IS HEAVY mild-steel.

 

#9 2016-08-15 2:11pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

cool


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#10 2019-06-22 5:13pm

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Re: Is anyone running a Suntour Hole Shot 2 Speed?

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