Originally Posted by NEAT TIMES
Super Nice. How Do You Like The Gear`s/multi Speed`s, After Having The One Speed Ratio?? Your Spoiled Now, Hard To Go Back!!
I Tried To Find Pipe And Bearings That Fit And Would Not Need Lath Work! Had No Luck. If You Don`t Mind, How Did You "Git`r Done" ?? Are You Using 5/8" Shaft? Do You Have A Bearing Number And The Tube Spec`s?
Thanks For Sharing. .Ron .
The five speed works great. The cluster is 14-28 tooth. In first gear 28T you are ready for Mt. Everest. In 5th gear your moving much faster than you should be. Really, all I use are the three mid 3 gears.
I have two other bikes (both 1 speeds). They have good motors and really seem to meet 90% of my riding needs. The 50cc needs a little help on hills but the c-clutch 66cc handles about anything.
I use a 3/4 shaft as that is what came with the $40 shaft/sprockets/bearings pkg. The bearings are 1 3/8 OD. The bearing tube is 1 1/4 black gas pipe. I had to try a few pieces of black pipe berore I got one that fit tight(guess the ID varies a few thousanths).
It really is a simple setup and only the pedaling load goes thru the freewheel.