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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:34 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/All-Wheel-Dri ... 2a1c3a5695


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:40 pm 
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eek, how much?

there is someone on proflex forum that has what looks an identical bike, well the frame. there was some debate as to how long the exposed bevel drive gears would last in the mud.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:47 pm 
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I think they'll last not so long unless they're REAL hardwearing.

I know what you mean about the price. Last bike I saw that cost anything near that much was a 10-11k Felt TT bike!


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The bevel gears are Aluminium - so that means they won't last very long at all! Alu cogs mash up in no time on cassettes.

Another solution to a near non-existent problem.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 pm 
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for that price i'd want the girls included in the price


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:17 am 
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hamster wrote:
The bevel gears are Aluminium - so that means they won't last very long at all! Alu cogs mash up in no time on cassettes.


This was discussed and was said that becaue the meshing of gears is so precise, no large particles of grit can get in betweeen the gears. I am not so convinced. Surely a sealed unit or a rubber boot could have been designed to fit over the gears?

hamster wrote:
Another solution to a near non-existent problem.


Only time I cna see this would help is climbing up a loose steep hill where rear end traction is lost so the front wheel pulls the bike up (it will have the rider's weight over it).


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