Re: Resistance while clutch is pulled
One of my first posts about five years ago now was about a need for a locking freewheel/ sprocket, and what I envisioned was a litle lever control like a three speed control that would simply move a cable that locked and unlocked a freewheel sprocket.
That Austrailian hub came out about then- The only problems I think is that with that one you have to dismount to release it- and yes, you probably have to have a pull start then, in case the motor dies, or you're off the bike again to pin and un pin it. Plus it's HUGE- I ride a 34 alloy sprock these days- about 100 times less weight probably.
Take my Trike chain suggestion above- you'll be glad you did- GUARANTEED reduction in pedal resistance.