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Old 02-01-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Just Another Shift Kit

Originally Posted by Prasinos View Post
i was telling a guy at my bike shop about this design. He is big into mopeds and he said that he has heard of people trying English 3 speed hubs on mopeds. According to these people the hubs cant take the torque coming off of the engine.

let us know how this works when you finally get to ride it, it would be really cool if the hub gear works.

If it didn't, of course, i was thinking you could cut off the crank arms, hook the jackshaft strait to your crank gear and use a centrifugal clutch to get you started...

Still i got my fingers crossed for you John!

They have come a long way with the newer style 3 speed hubs. You certainly wouldn't want to use one of the old style 3 speeds. Those wouldn't even hold up to normal pedaling. I think I will be fine with the new Sram I Motion. If it breaks I will be the first one to tell you.

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