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.



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.