Yes, it’s called a FAbike. And, yes, the guy’s name is Fabio. But let’s just check this out anyways, ok?
This is a new Kickstarter project for a “Flexibly Adjustable” bike, which is a funny way of saying that it can be modified in interesting ways with minor adjustments. Although the bike is relatively standard throughout, I do find the adjustable dropouts interesting. With just a simple adjustment the dropouts can be changed from 120mm to 130mm, allowing for an easy swap of road to track spacing or vice versa. Beyond that, the fork allows for much greater tire clearance (up to 700 x 35), the vertical dropouts slide horizontally to eliminate a chain tensioner, and a rear hub is offered that contains an internal freewheel so only one cog is needed even when switching from free to fixed. There are certainly some interesting options here for creating a bike to suit various conditions or styles of riding for those that don’t want to purchase an entirely different setup and would rather just swap parts.
Just about a month left before the Kickstarter ends.