Sunday, March 8, 2009

Scythe and the Hammer

Andreas sent me this from Bali and I thought I'd throw it up so you could get a look at what the Scythe looks like with the hammerschmidt
Hi Jay,

attached a couple of pics from our Scythe/Hammerschmidt setup done over the weekend.

The installation of the Hammerschmidt is pretty straight forward on the Scythe frame. It took around 1 hour to remove the old crank and install the new Hammerschmidt on the bike.
Even the existing cable routing tabs work great on the frame, so everything really looks factory installed.

Since the Scythe has a 68mm BB shell you need to use the supplied spacers between the ISCG tabs and the Hammerschmidt base plate.

Initial testing this morning was fantastic, just on the flat. The shifting is instantaneously, you can even shift while paddling backwards.

The weight increase over the previous single chainring/bashguard set-up is around 350 grams, but you are basically getting a whole new bike, since you have now a 22/36T chainring setup.