Like you I built a "Dingle" speed Honzo 1st Gen. I bought the Hammerschmidt years ago just for that reason. That's what got me about it was the gear switching ease. You can really hold a steady pace on most terrain once you get used to it. Years past and it sat or was removed for whatever reason. Then I bought a new Honzo ST frame, welded on an ISCG bracket and slapped that sucker on there. Just a fun bike to rip around on. I'm not generally a hardtail guy but I dig this one.