CeramicSpeed Driven chainless drivetrain is 99% efficient

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Oaken, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Oaken

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  3. Danimal

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    To me that looks like a pretty good idea.
    Best I've seen as a possible replacement to a chain driven drive train .
    Tfpu
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

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    Saw this elsewhere recently. Reminds me of a motor vehicle's drive train.
     
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    Hmmmmm.
    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!
     
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  6. Cyclotourist

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    This one?

    (Stolen from BikesnobNYC comments)
     
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  7. mtnbikej

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    Throw in some dust, sand, dirt, mud.....doubt it will remain that efficient.
     
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  8. Sidewalk

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    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.
     
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  10. Mikie

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    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.
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  11. Cyclotourist

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    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.
     
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  12. Redman

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    I wanna see this work on a fully squishy bikey!