Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
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.