Auto shifting.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by LR Jerry, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    That is what got me to build my first 5 speed. That lil bike would climb a wall if it could get traction. High gear was way to much speed for a bicycle(IMHO). 18-22mph is my comfortable cruise speed. I am very uncomfortable over 35, although I have done it many times to keep up with city traffic.

    The gearing allows me to climb ANY hill and cruise @ 22 without winding out the engine. If the auto shift works out, all the better!
     
  2. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    Most of my streets are 25 mph here. Generally I ride 15 to 20 mph. Cruising is the way to go.
     
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    redacted, carry on.
     
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  4. LR Jerry

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    That was only one picture there's eleven pictures of the bike in my album.
     
  5. thegnu

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    I love the possibility of a automatic , but in pa if it has an automatic the law can be interpreted as ITS A MOTORCYCLE I feel that area is not well covered , so I will stick to my 8 spd manual an mine will climb just about any hill around here at 5 mph slow ..... but steady .
    Gary
     
  6. LR Jerry

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    In Tennessee its under 50 cc, automatic transmission. No mention of not shifting gears. I've only seen pictures and video of the Auto Bike. But I'm sure if there's a will there's a way. You'll have to replace the axle with a cromolly axle. The freewheel is probably a Falcon you may want to replace it with a Shimano.
     
  7. 16v4nrbrgr

    16v4nrbrgr New Member

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    Mopeds get away with legally having gears because they auto-shift, I don't see why not for bikes as well.

    By the way, I hope photoshopping your gut to suck it in was intentionally a joke! LOL
     

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