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Old 2007-10-23, 12:45 AM   #31
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I'd rather build some custom axel than use off the shelf stuff. ... if I had the money for those tools, I'd probably just buy a Schlumpf hub and build a Coker around it after looking at how much work it is to design and build something of that nature.
Your self-contradiction reinforces my original suggestion... why re-invent the wheel? Use some off-the-shelf parts and you'll be off and running with your new design much, much quicker... isn't bob's project enough to convince you?

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i found a better way using a front bike wheel with a drum brake setup where i just took out the brake and slipped in some bearings and pipe
Very resourceful...
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Old 2007-10-23, 12:47 AM   #32
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Your self-contradiction reinforces my original suggestion... why re-invent the wheel? Use some off-the-shelf parts and you'll be off and running with your new design much, much quicker... isn't bob's project enough to convince you?
Yes, but it's more fun, and more of a challenge in my opinion.

Sometimes I am very lazy though.
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Old 2007-10-23, 02:01 AM   #33
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I am very impressed

What tools did you use ? A mig welder ? I agree that using off the shelf parts whenever possible is a great design idea. Saves work. Always important ! LOL

I wish I had a mig welder. I have this idea that the fastest guni should have a chain and sprocket on each side of the wheel. This would reduce drive line drag from the 2 chains in series, to just the drag of a single chain (one for each pedal). On a 36, there is room to put the pedal sprocket below the wheel axle, also lowering the center of gravity.

Bravo ! and thanks for sharing. And thanks to your dad to !
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Old 2007-10-23, 02:59 AM   #34
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What tools did you use ? A mig welder ?
yea we used a mig welder, a sawzall, socket wrenches,drill, tap, grinder,and an oxy-aceline torch. nothing special.
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