friction belt drives w/ link belts???

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by dracothered, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. dracothered

    dracothered New Member

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    Is it possible to make a friction style primary drive with a link belt instead of the traditional V-belt? You know the type with a tension pulley that lets you engage or disengage the primary drive.
     
  2. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    If you're describing what I think you are, then the engine idles by allowing the belt to slip the clutch. I am not sure if this is necessarily the best setup, because the belt will wear faster this way. But it should be able to be done.
     
  3. dracothered

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    The set up I am talking about has two pulleys and a idler pulley that has a hand lever system that lets you engage it or not engage it.
     
  4. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Look up Zenith Gradua and Rudge Multi. Manually controlled variable ratio belt drives from the 1900s.
     

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