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Old 04-25-2014, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: New here, with a DIY Chainsaw Bike

Thanks, Florida Boy. It was the simple and cost effective way to do it in-house without paying a ridiculous price for a nut. Couldn't justify paying an arm and a leg for a part on a bike I built for free...
I was just thinking about grinding some traction into the peg, too. I'm in the process of making a bunch of different peg "treads". Already made a wet weather Paddle wheel from vacuum belt interlocked and enclosed in duct tape. The wrap is such that it tightens as the wheel spins, much like a reverse nut. Haven't tested it yet, but seems good in theory. I plan to make one with a checker/knurled pattern and one with lines down the length of the peg and compare results. The ones with the threads outside didn't sit very well, and cut grooves more than it pushed. The stock pegs that were on the bike are actually a small bit larger outside diameter and fit my driveshaft better. I thought about tossing a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" socket on, but both were considerably heavier. Thanks for the tip.
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