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Bruce303
10-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Hi All.

Can I use a fixed wheel transmission since the wheel hub is free wheel?

I'm just starting my first & the chopper plans do not mention this.
The plans just use a ( it looks like ) a free wheel trans.

Thanks & Happy Building Eh...

bovax
10-28-2013, 04:04 PM
You only need one free-wheel point, so it's up to you to decide where it should be: right at the wheel or somewhere else along the way before you reach the cranks. Generally closest to the wheel will save you spinning all that chain when free wheeling.

Bruce303
10-28-2013, 05:00 PM
Thanks bovax.

That's what I thought as well.
3 free wheel sprockets (cranks) I think is way to much.
Here is a photo of the beginning of my project.

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/gallery/files/7/6/9/6/bike_3.jpg
http://forum.atomiczombie.com/gallery/files/7/6/9/6/bike_5.jpg

bovax
10-29-2013, 08:30 AM
looks good, Keep me posted on your progress, I'm interested in these fat wheels for the next model of my snow trike:)