Spoked to Death
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Bikes: Salsa La Cruz w/ Alfine 8, Specialized Fuse Pro 27.5+, Surly 1x1
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I'll sell you the spare differential for my mercedes turbo-diesel. I think it only weighs about 85 pounds with fluid, is that OK?
Seriously though, while I think there are some lightweight differentials, it might make more sense to go with a freewheel sort of situation where only the slower wheel is driven at any time, and the outer wheel can 'coast' at a higher speed. This would have the opposite effect of a normal differential, the slower wheel would get the torque, and the faster wheel wouldn't. Normal differentials send all the power to the fastest wheel, which might be a problem if you were skidding or sliding at all.
Last edited by phidauex; 04-04-05 at 03:03 PM.