Wood Bike with Modifications
In July I made some modifications:
I added a second drive train to allow me more breaking power, while riding down a hill on the third set of gears some teeth ripped off and I lost my breaks. I made the “chain” gears almost as large as the wheel so the axle could be supported on both sides of the frame.
I thought it was kind of lame to use metal hardware so I replaced bolts with dowels and used a lot of glue. Even with the second drive train the gear tore up pretty quick.