Hello from Houston

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  1. mmmiiigg

    mmmiiigg New Member

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    Hi, this is the first time i become a member of a forum, and well i have a question hopefully someone could help me with.

    i've seen some bikes that have a chain connected to a metal sprocket on the back weel. but i have also seen other bikes with what looks to be a rubber band, (kind of like a alternator band on a car motor) and this is connected to something that does the same function as a metal sprocket but is about 3-4 time bigger in diameter.

    any help would be a appreciated.
    thanks
     
  2. Dan

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    Howdy MMM, welcome. The belt drives are very cool. Real old world.

    the rag joint and chains are less expensive and work great.

    Don't have a pic for belt drives but this is the rag-joint.

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  3. mmmiiigg

    mmmiiigg New Member

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    Hi, Dan
    thanks for the reply, and about the belt drive. do you know if one is better than the other, because a video that i saw in the internet had about 10 ridders and all ten of them had this belt drive but the size of the sprocket was really big. the radius of the sprocket was probably 7 inches shorter than the radius of the tire. it might of been twice as big as the one from the picture you sent me. and well i wanted to know if one of them might make you go faster bc i will be using this in a city that is very hilly.

    thanks
     
  4. wheelbender6

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm in Katy.
    Look at the Whizzer forum on this site to see belt driven motorbikes.
    Belts don't work as well in the Houston rain.
     

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