sprocketless design

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

  1. Dan

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    Hey! I'm from East Otherwhere. We might have gone to different schools together.


    East OtherWhere, proudly, where underoos were invented. Originally the marketing phrase was "OtherWhere underwear, it's fun to wear" But was sold after the latex and leather factory closed.
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i lived in BFE for awhile, then they changed the name to Tucson. i've been to the Middle Of Nowhere plenty of times for work, and i've also been to the north and south sides which would be the Edge Of Nowhere. the southside's ok, 'cause if you cross the border you end up in Somewhere, but the Northside of the Edge leads to Empty Valley. i think if you go any further your next turn off is the Edge of the Earth.
     
  3. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    And you drop off into the Abyss? I hear it's a long way down from the Edge rotfl
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i used to live one step over the Line. then i took two steps.
     
  5. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Whatcha do is take two steps forward and one step back.....it get's you back in a hurry, right back to where you almost started.
     
  6. Dan

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    ...after getting tire damage on the road less traveled to the school of hard knocks
     
  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    And it's uphill, barefooted on spiky pedals, with a blown engine and flat tires, both ways to and from that school that's right on the Edge.....it's a long journey!
     
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  8. 2door

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    I'm so glad I didn't shut this down after the first post...what a pleasure you guys are. Thanks for restoring my faith in humans...no matter where they're from.
    Carry on.
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  9. taddthewadd

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    couldn't a chainring be mounted to the part the crank attaches to? There are three bolts there. Just an idea. I think that shaft drive would be the best option for a MB. What do you guys think?
     
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    Now that I look at it that part is housing and doesn't spin but maybe there is a way.
     
  11. Dan

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    I agree Tad. Would eliminate so many of the common problems. Chain, tensioner, all the clearance problems in the drive train.


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  12. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Well to be perfectly honest, I really like sprockets and gears, the only problem has always been the chain. It's a long story so I'll spare you and just say that I've always wanted to develope a driveshaft type drivetrain using a hollow titanium driveshaft and a lightweight enclosed gearbox. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe one day.....we'll see.
     
  13. Dan

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    Do it! LOL
     
  14. David D.

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    Hi everyone, just wanted to say hi, and i am from central cal. . . trying to learn a little about these things. built my first bike last week, a schwinn jaguar and china 2 stroke...got about a hundred miles on it now and i love it. . seems everywhere i go i end up explaining to strangers what it is, where it came from , ect... ordered an engine kit yesterday for my next one seems alot of people want to buy mine. . and i am wanting someone else to ride with. got an older cruiser frame laying around so there it is. . . i got it bad :)
     
  15. David D.

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    opps... sorry guys, might have posted to wrong thread.... still figuring this thing out.
     
  16. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Hey David,
    Yes you have caught the motored bike bug and there is no known cure. Welcome to the forum. I might suggest introducing yourself formally and showing a picture of your Jag... also the mystery cruiser of the second build. If only every viral infection could be so enjoyable...
    SB
     
  17. Tim_B_172

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    The shaft drive on the pedal side is interesting. Even if you still used a chain and rag joint to drive the back wheel, it would still clean up the look of an MB by having only one chain.
     
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    heres a pic of a fwd shaft bike i built, been working on a drive box to get the motor to set lower, it has some promise if i can get it more compact.
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    right on camlifter, that looks awesome.
     
  20. scotto-

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    Is that a Cummins Diesel on that there bike? laff
     

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