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    unsuspected fixed gear

    i didn't expect this to be fixed

    http://www.teslamotors.com/

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    I'm not finding the fixed gear section. Did some looking... but can't find it.
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    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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    its a single speed car with a electric engine


    Transmission Single speed fixed gear with electrically-actuated parking lock mechanism and mechanical lubrication pump Overall Final Drive8.28:1 ReverseReverse direction of motor, limited to 15 mph Final Drive Ratio3.12:1

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    ss doesn't mean fixed. I saw that. lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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    no single speed as in one speed not free wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewhand View Post
    its a single speed car with a electric engine


    Transmission Single speed fixed gear with electrically-actuated parking lock mechanism and mechanical lubrication pump Overall Final Drive8.28:1 ReverseReverse direction of motor, limited to 15 mph Final Drive Ratio3.12:1
    reading comprehension, kids. that's straight from the Tesla website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewhand View Post
    its a single speed car with a electric engine
    My wife's Nissan Rogue is technically a "single speed" with an overdrive. The CVT doesn't shift gears.

    I saw one of these Tesla cars parked in front of the Museum of Natural History last weekend (probably someone there with the big solar power demo they were doing on the national mall). Its a nice looking car, resembles a GT-500 from the front and an Elise from the rear. I'd drive one.

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    lewhand: Lol, I understand the car doesn't have a freewheel. But within the linkage between the motor and the wheels there could be a clutch or not, thats what I was looking for.

    Darth: I just couldn't find that passage, thanks for pointing it out, thats what I was looking for.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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    lol i wasnt really sure how to explain it

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    My wife's Nissan Rogue is technically a "single speed" with an overdrive. The CVT doesn't shift gears.
    While it may be gearless, I think a CVT wouldn't technically qualify as "single speed" as it essentially offers infinitely many gear ratios.

    But this belongs in foo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    My wife's Nissan Rogue is technically a "single speed" with an overdrive. The CVT doesn't shift gears.

    I saw one of these Tesla cars parked in front of the Museum of Natural History last weekend (probably someone there with the big solar power demo they were doing on the national mall). Its a nice looking car, resembles a GT-500 from the front and an Elise from the rear. I'd drive one.
    chassis sourced from lotus.

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    I didnt think the tesla had a CVT, just a single speed. it's 'fixed' because you dont need a torque converter since electric engines dont stall.
    you also dont need more than once gear because it spins to 14K RPM

    I heard that the 'new' version was going to have 2 gear automatic.

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    man i dind't want everyone to argue, just to laugh for a second and move on

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    I thought it had a 2 speed gearbox. My buddy works for them, I'll have to ask him. And the chassis is a lotus Elise.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by shingfunger View Post
    man i dind't want everyone to argue, just to laugh for a second and move on
    Come on man, this is BF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    I thought it had a 2 speed gearbox. My buddy works for them, I'll have to ask him. And the chassis is a lotus Elise.
    forward, reverse?


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    Nope. 2 speed forward. I wonder if there is a reverse gear or is that done with the engine reversing. Hmmm....
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Nope. 2 speed forward. I wonder if there is a reverse gear or is that done with the engine reversing. Hmmm....
    If you want to go backwards you have to get under the hood and reverse the terminal connections on the battery.
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    I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of an old retro-direct drivetrain, I dunno about you guys and your four wheeled cartraptions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    I thought it had a 2 speed gearbox. My buddy works for them, I'll have to ask him. And the chassis is a lotus Elise.
    chassis used to be a lotus elise.
    tesla wheelbase: 92.6 inches.
    lotus elise wheelbase: 90.5 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shingfunger View Post
    man i dind't want everyone to argue, just to laugh for a second and move on
    FYI, often laughter is preceded by something funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    I thought it had a 2 speed gearbox. My buddy works for them, I'll have to ask him. And the chassis is a lotus Elise.
    In development, they were intending on a 2 speed. But the transmission proved too problematic. It just has one speed.

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    Theres an old top gear episode that expains all in about 10 min ... : o)

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    If you want to go backwards you have to get under the hood and reverse the terminal connections on the battery.
    LOL , valet mode .

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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