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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Ludwig II, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Electromagnets is what it looks like to me :)
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I like that idea, but it's not right. I'll give it a few more hours and post the full info.
     
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    A magnetic clutch?
     
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    Nope. All good thinking, but nope.
     
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    I took a second look and it seems the engine can pivot to engage the rim which seems to be bolted onto the spokes. Couldn't figure out what that 2nd roller was for but the 2 speed idea is genius.
     
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    You could adapt the idea for a rack mount engine if you wanted. Or even 2 flat sections of roller with a ramp face between the different diameters, and push the engine sideways across the tyre.

    One for the experimenters to work out.
     
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    Yeah I've always thought it'd be an awesome idea to for a race bike to rack mount a powerful lawnmower engine with a vertical shaft that friction drives on either side of the tire. The tire wouldn't last long but that's why it's a race bike! It would also allow you to use huge 22+ horsepower lawn tractor engines. Just thinking I guess.
     

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