Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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I've got a similar project on the back burner here. But the bike I have is a single speed.
My Worksman Industrial Cruiser is geared at 2:1 (I think 44:22). It looks like if I remove the stoker crank entirely, use the smaller timing chain gear on the main pedals, it should put me at a little bit lower gear than my Cruiser. That would give me a speed of maybe 12 mph and still enough power to get up the small rises between my house and Walmart.
I was figuring remove the rear seat, rear handle bars, and rear crank, and build a container on the back part of the bike that would hang down on both sides to carry grocery bags.
My bike is smallish frame (it's a Huffy) and the front pedals are closer to the front wheel than a normal cruiser, so it'll be interesting.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."