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Biomega?(6 posts)

Biomega?snapdragen
Jan 21, 2004 8:58 PM
Someone please tell me how these work - I see no chain.

http://www.biomega.dk/main1.html
Drivetrain NM!gabaguy
Jan 21, 2004 9:33 PM
re: Biomega?Akirasho
Jan 21, 2004 9:55 PM
... site says it's a shaft drive... probably ring and pinion...

A pinion gear on each end of the shaft would engage properly ratio'd rings on the other ends (cranks... and rear hub). Internal gearing in the hub would allow for a wider ratio.





Be the bike.
I think he means "Shaft Drive"... nmBowWow
Jan 21, 2004 9:55 PM
Just a shaft driveDave_Stohler
Jan 22, 2004 12:36 AM
Nothing too strange-shaft drive bikes have been around for about 110 years. They were briefly popular in the first decade of the 20th century, but chain technology soon improved to the point that a shaft drive became a liability. All the publicity surrounding Major Taylor and his "chainless" bike couldn't change that fact, and shaft drive bikes have lurked in the periphery ever since. Every 5-10 years, some new nincompoop decides that the time has come for shaft drive. These companies go bust in about 2 years.
I get it nowsnapdragen
Jan 22, 2004 10:04 AM
I've only been cycling for about 5 years (not counting childhood) so it was new to me.

I like the "frou-frou" on the bike....

Janet