Pedaling without engine

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by boyntonstu, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    How does it feel to pedal your bike with the clutch disengaged?

    How about pedaling a bike with a jack shaft shifter?
     

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    In both cases it just feels like a really heavy bicycle.
     
  3. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Does the pedaling feel heavier than carrying the engine (or books) in a back pack?
     
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    Not incredibly so. there's a bit of drag from the engine, but nothing too considerable if you're set up properly.
     
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    people needing to pedal a lot & uphill, often unhook the motor chain & just loop it over the motor out of the way since it does add a bit of drag to the bike
     
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Just raise the motor/spindle up off of the tire and it's a regular bike again........FD does have some advantages.
     
  7. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    like excessive tire wear, poor performance in wet weather, and an incredibly high center of gravity. I'll stick with chain drive.
     
  8. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Well! Be that way, fine with me.
     
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