Nothing new in this post. I just moved it over from the Texas On The Go blog.
Sometimes I put something in my blog just for a place t keep the information that I might need later. My favorites is so full that a lot of it does not make sense nor do I remember why I saved it to my favorites. I think I should start a new blog just for recumbent information that I want to keep.
This is the way I want to gear my recumbent. Being at an age that power in my legs may not be easy to attain, this method will make it easy for me to pull anything uphill.
This is taken from Lightfoot Cycles.
Low gear on all three rings would be very very low. You could pull a train if you could get traction. Lightfoot’s method allows use of standard 10 speed style wheels. No special axles to build.
In the early part of my fathers ministry, he earned his living as a mechanic. Over the years he told me many stories about old cars that he worked on. One story was about trucks that did not have motors with enough power to pull hills. He would mount two transmissions back to back giving several lower gears.
How many gears is this setup? 3 x 8 x 8 x 3? Maybe 576 or did I go to far. Is it 3 x 8 x 8 = 192
This may mean I don’t have to have an electric assist hub motor.