Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Oaken, Jul 23, 2018.
A lot of time and money into getting that extra 1% of efficiency!
Now where's my flying car????
To me that looks like a pretty good idea.
Best I've seen as a possible replacement to a chain driven drive train .
Saw this elsewhere recently. Reminds me of a motor vehicle's drive train.
What’s wrong with a chain?
The cool factor is there but think the final mod will be hydraulic. I can see too much going wrong there with side load on the gears.
But it is cool looking.
The Man just can’t leave the chain alone, ha ha!
(Stolen from BikesnobNYC comments)
Throw in some dust, sand, dirt, mud.....doubt it will remain that efficient.
Yeah, I really like it...but in my imagination I see it being used on TT bikes. Bikes that will hardly get dirty, and won't require neutral support.
I saw this one a few years ago... It keeps a sealed chain in the equation.
Actually this makes more sense than the new one! Built into the chainstay it now uses th seat stay and seat post for leverage and removes a whole bunch of extra hardware!
Probably not as efficient, but less likely to break.
I think for a single speed low-maintenance townie, it's a really great idea. No greasy chain, minimal maintenance. Probably heavy though, and a PITA to change a tire.
I wanna see this work on a fully squishy bikey!