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Old 05-17-2009, 01:52 PM
Cody Broken Cody Broken is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: McCall, ID
Posts: 28
Default Re: Hello from Idaho!

You're right Ron, the baskets look good nice and level, and they can hold gangs of stuff. I'll get it figured.
But I think I have come up with a way to use the bottom bracket (pedal crank hub) as a jackshaft, and thereby run the engine through a full front and rear derailleur drivetrain.

I'm thinking using two chainrings (a 28 and 38 tooth) up front and seven sprocket cluster in back (11-34t). That will give me a huge gear range, but not too complex.

The only problem is the pedals. Either install put foot pegs to keep me from getting mangled by spinning pedals. Or I lose the pedals and have to install a pull-starter. Too broke to afford SBP's freewheeling crankset.

Damn need for speed is a disease. I gotta try it, though. High gearing and I could do freeway speeds on the flats!
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