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Old 12-25-05, 06:13 PM   #1
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2WD (two wheel drive)

Japanese bike with front & rear wheel chain drive ... something different

http://www.shesco.co.jp/
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Old 12-25-05, 06:22 PM   #2
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Much better pics here

http://narumi.de-blog.jp/narumi/2005...bike_81cd.html
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Old 12-25-05, 06:38 PM   #3
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wonder how that drive shaft on the left affects your pedaling, i'd be scared of catching my leg hair or pants in it
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Old 12-26-05, 02:15 AM   #4
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Wonder if braking force transfers to the front wheel. I bet the extra weight wouldn't be worth it for 2 WD.
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Old 12-26-05, 07:44 AM   #5
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http://www.christini.com Christini bikes has been doing it for a while for bicycles and motorcycles.
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I'm wondering if the momentum of the front gear drive system would affect braking distance. I remember the first time I drove an AWD Subaru, when they first started building them. The acceleration and braking took a while to get used to. Like you had to overcome the drag to accelerate or stop. If the drive disengaged while not pedaling, I could see it working.,,,,BD
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Old 12-26-05, 03:25 PM   #7
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The easiest way to get 2WD is to fit a front electric hub motor it makes pedaling easier not harder, the 2WD is great off road even on a chopper, the looks from MTB riders when they pass you half way up a mountain are hilarious.
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Thats gotta have some killer drag, and like said previously, if it could disengage, it'd probably be a lot better.

But still cool and would be fun to play with, especially in the snow.

sure beats a 2wd bike I saw in Sears 10 years ago that had the front wheel driven off a cable that ran off the rear wheel. And everything was plastic.
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Old 12-26-05, 04:51 PM   #9
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They seem to be pretty good with machining parts, they probably could make a custom frame to make it look much better and keep the components protected, and run it inside the front fork even. wish i could read japanese.
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Old 12-27-05, 08:56 PM   #10
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"TERYO
Anyhow tough to a run on a bad road.
It runs comfortably on a snowy road, the sands, stairs, etc.
Please enjoy the run completely different from the conventional MTB.

2WD BIKE Mark 29
A Mark 29 is the optimal, when running a town, and when running off-road one.
It is foppish, and a stable run is very good and also runs a bad road toughly."
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Old 12-28-05, 08:53 AM   #11
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I have a 2 wheel drive with a cable drive for the front.
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