1997 Kestrel EMS got a makeover after I built a Sycip
Crossdresser to take on tarmac duties. Its multi to single gear
conversion yielded results Jenny Craig would be proud of . . .
issue (1992) Control Tech barends, Crank Bros. grips, Easton carbon
bar, Profile stem, original Avid Ultimate brake lever with post
production V-chip (this was Avid's not so successful attempt to
make these levers compatible with V-brakes) wired to a Shimano Ultegra
brake, King Grip Nut headset, Dean seatpost, Ultegra crank with
39t chainring and BB, Ritchey pedals, and Speed Dream Dave's wheels
(F: White Ind. 20 spoke LTA hub, Velocity rim, Ultegra skewer. R:
White Ind. ENO eccentric 32 spoke hub, White Ind. 16-17 freewheel,
Velocity rim, Bontrager 25mm tires).
eccentric hub rotates the rear wheel back and down just enough to
exceed the Ultegra brake's short pad reach to the rim sidewall.
So, no rear brake. Changing gears is not something one does during
a ride, as repositioning the eccentric hub in the dropouts is necessary
to properly tension the chain, which takes more time unclipped than
I am willing to spend once the cranks start spinning. This bike
is very light, and if I had a scale, I'd let you know the weight
. . .