Re: Got engine yesterday, riding today
I see your point and am not trying to sound negative. I just know that wire wheeled spoked rims are not meant to be turned by the spokes, especially when there is not equal force on either side of the wheels. Granted the wheels are much better quality than the 14 g versions some run with but the wheel itself was not designed to work in this manner.
As I said some people probably never have an issue with it, I am just anal about stuff like that. I agree its a good idea to have a beefy bike frame but I have not read too many in fact none at all posts concerning cracked frames....mostly tacoed up wheels!
I figure if even a peddle bike would work great with the sprocket attached to the spokes then some manufacturer would be doing it because that would be the cheapest way to go, but they are not. Even the junkiest of crap bikes have the peddle force going to the hub not the spokes.......just sayin.
On a side not, I do dig your Worksman. very cool bike for sure.