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Old 08-22-2010, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: A new shift concept for the engineers....

Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe View Post
How about an uber simple two speed/two belt "shifter" like a lot of scooters used in the 40's and 50's?

Bolt on a small plate with four pulleys, two belts and a rocker lever to tension/untension the belts.

Low gear/high gear made simple.
Sounds simple as long as you have belt drive. Converting my HT to belt drive doesn't sound so simple to me. Any pictures? From a scratch built bike with a four stroke it might be a good way to go. I admit I know little about all this. What I do know is that it would be nice when I came to a hill to shift a lever or something and get to the top without effort. If people keep thinking about it something will work. This is our quest, our 'impossible dream'. Ha! Dreaming is good.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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