sprocketless design

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Thufir, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    On topic, I think a shaft drive bike with a shift kit from SBP would be real nice. I've no clue how one would attach a chain-ring to the shaft at the cranks but it is a lovely idea.


    There were more than just three books in that series and the rest were just as good as the first three.
     
  2. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    Whoa! There's more than the original three? ^_^

    @Tipsy -Too bad it's taken everyone a hundred years to get back up to speed :)


    There's gotta be a way to hook up a Jack-Shaft to a Shaft-Drive, where's Jim? :D
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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  4. Tad Bit Tipsy

    Tad Bit Tipsy New Member

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    Killer, your right about the 100 years. but the shaft system is still very problematic, a lot harder to work on compared to a chain drive What I like about the Lloyd's was its a hollow shaft with gears on each side and a bearing housed in each end. This made it light with less drag. I'd be more interested in seeing a design that hooked up to the pedal crank on the left side, thus driving the right side shaft. Everything would have to be beefed up. I could see the roller teeth shearing off at high speed or torque applications. Its a different kind of metal on metal grinding compared to a chain sprocket. Still the application is doable if someone had the time, money and skill. I just might have to dig out the old bike next time I make a trip home. If the pedal shaft could be extended then I could slap a G4 pulley(100/80T) on the left side and put the clutch bell drum assembly in line to run a belt between the two. The problems would be free wheeling the pedals, and modifying a bike to fit the shaft/gear housing on the right side. Kind of hard to picture it without the actual drive in my lap. I'm only going by my memory and the pictures I dug up. You would have to lengthen the pedal shaft anyway for a 4-stroke. Way too much manufacturing/money for me to bite at this moment.
     
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  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    wait, here's a friction drive:

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  6. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    How does that run in the rain and mud, or light gravel? :pP

    Sorry I was just drooling over 1915 pedal starts, in our vid section.

    A 1900's shaft-drive would be uber-cool Tipsy *drools

    Let us know when you get your hands on that :)
     
  7. kipharley

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    Holly-Smokes!!!! That's profound...................I Think?????
     
  8. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Tom,
    Thanks to you and all of the mods here we have a great site and don't have to wade through mindless spam.
    The Dune books were really good. Anybody who hasn't read them... wait until snow time when you can't ride anyway since its like chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven... have one and you want another.
    Now I want a cookie and a glass of milk for breakfast. But I don't have any cookies and no milk, either. And I already read all the Dune books. And where is the dude who started this thread anyway? This day is not starting off real well. Where's that other spam guy with the eggs? I'm still waiting...
    SB
     
  9. BarelyAWake

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    They were prolly a spammer as they've not seen fit to return or try and repost - yet even inadvertently they managed to get a good topic rollin' about both books and bikes lol :D

    Weird how that happens from time to time, while I'll not thank the spammers - ya gotta respect the interest & diversity our members provide, turning even a useless, blocked post into a fascinating topic & a valid thread (^)



    Tho I will say that normally, responding to a known spammer is an exercise in futility, aside from perhaps a momentary chuckle as we'll ban the poster & delete the thread as a matter of course... Tom's restraint is an admirable example of "benefit of the doubt" in this particular case.
     
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  10. killercanuck

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    Hoo'Ra! This did indeed turn into an interesting thread! Who'da thunk it?

    So we all learned Tipsy does need to keep us posted on that 1899 shaft drive :) He should start another Thread for that, eh?

    And we all should catch up on our Frank Herbert reading...

    Time to put on the Jammies and call it a night. (er morning, I'm a slacker on holiday)

    Have a good one, everyone!
     
  11. jbcruisin

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    I always wonder too Tom why people can't say a little about themselves & where they're from. Sometimes knowing someone's location helps us give advice they ask for like bike suppliers near them.
    Jay
     
  12. BarelyAWake

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    ... a not unwarranted interweb paranoia, generally speaking it's but a healthy practice to give out as little personal information as possible (our aliases/usernames would be a prime example). While things like general location is easily determined by anyone interested and in fact is harmless, even helpful data in our case - it simply becomes a habit to not volunteer such when signing up to a new, unexplored place.

    Heck - when I first joined I didn't fill out my profile at all beyond "otherwhere" as my location lol, it was only later when I became comfortable (and requested to) did I put Maine as my home.


    It's more the inappropriate self promotion that I think Tom has a problem with, the lack of background info simply compounds it *shrug*
     
  13. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Another amazing coincidence! First the OP is from the same planet and now I learn you come from Otherwhere. Man, I was born in Otherwhere and dawdled away my youth there. We may have passed each other on the same street (Main street) or gone to the same cinema (Movie Show), had a burger in the same dive (McDonalds). Boy, does this bring back the memories (Memory Lane). Later on I moved to Someplacelse, but it was never the same. Sure miss home.
    SB
     
  14. BarelyAWake

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    :(

    Sorry to misrepresent silverbear - but I'm usually from 'nunyabidness', but as we've a member with that name I thought there might be some unusual if not downright disturbing connotations o_O

    :p
     
  15. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Thats OK. I saw Nunyabidness on the map, but never went there. Nice town to move away from I imagine. Most are.
    SB
     
  16. NunyaBidness

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    HEY! It's the town I was born 'n raised in! I think it's a nice town. ;-)
     
  17. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    laff

    Thought yer ears might be burnin' on this 'un lol (^)
     
  18. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I'm sure it's a different town altogether since your hometown is NunyaBidness and the one I was referring to was Nunyabidness. And if by chance it is the same place then I apologize profusely, backwards forwards and sideways, too. Did you live near the bidness district? Just wondering. I'm a forest person, so all towns are good to move away from. Even the good ones.
    SB
     
  19. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    While I do love the great outdoors with all its mountains and forests, the convenience of having everything within a few blocks is needed at this time. In the future, hopefully not too far into it, I will move to the Ozark mountains in north central Ark. My grandfather has property on Bull Shoals Lake. His house is the last house on a gravel (read Ark. boulder strewn) road before the lake. His nearest neighbor is almost 2 miles away.
     
  20. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Sounds like my kind of country. The nearest city of any real size to me is Duluth, a hundred miles away, so I don't go often. If it weren't for the internet and being able to find and buy things online it would be an even greater inconvenience living in the forest. Last evening I watched the sun go down from the middle of Eagles Nest Lake. My neighbor and I were fishing for Walleyes. Didn't catch anything worth keeping, but it is always good being on the water, seeing the painted sky at sunset, watching the migrating ducks come in for landings. I never tire of it and always feel deeply privileged to live in a place with such beauty around me. It is fall here now with the first leaves of paper birch and red maple falling to earth. Temps in the 30's each morning and a fire in the wood stove is just the way I like it. I hope you can go to your Grandfather's place sooner rather than later.
    SB
     

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