Bacchetta Aero Basso

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This Bacchetta Aero Basso is a titanium recumbent rocket.
Its owner wanted to simplify the drivetrain by eliminating the external derailleurs.
We laced a Velocity Aeroheat rim to the Rohloff 500/14 hub, giving the bike a 500 percent gear-range in 14 even increments.
We then installed a Schlumpf speed drive unit in the bottom bracket, giving the bike an overdriven set of gears.
This gives the bike a total of 28 gears and a consistent chainline, managed by a simple fixed pulley and tensioner setup.
These recumbents are known for their clean, simple lines, and now this one has an equally elegant drivetrain.