Wood Bike with Modifications

by woodyoushouldyou

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.

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the crank gears

the gears after about 1.5 miles

the gears after about 1.5 miles

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.

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