Jackshaft jackshaft ignorant

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by foyeburger, Jan 3, 2007.

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  1. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    alot of folks have been saying i need to use a jackshaft for my bikes and i have no knowlege of what the heck a jackshaft is i thinking its like a couple of sprockets spaced out to allow me to use a bigger tire anybody got any photos and how do you mount them on a bicycke are they bolt on welded any knowlege on this subject is welcomed larry ca

  2. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    were you buy them at what kinds what types etc. jackshaft confused i am
  3. stick

    stick Guest

  4. etheric

    etheric Guest

    the period at the very end of the url in the above post should be edited out

    ooohh..purty. thanks.
  5. Connor

    Connor Guest

    Looks like it makes it so you can pedal with your hands or something
  6. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    Is this really where this topic ended! :eek:

    A jackshaft can transfer the power from one side to the other, example, your motor's drive cog is on the left, connect this via chain to the jackshaft which runs to the other side of the bike and your right side chain. Can also be used to move the chain out to clear a wide rear tyre.