would a center mount, chain drive work on a full suspension bike?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by The Texas Pirate!, Aug 28, 2007.

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  2. toxicmammoth

    toxicmammoth Guest

    it could

    their doesn't look like there's a lot of travel with the suspension. you will have to position the idler so it keeps tension thru the travel of the arm.
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    the idler will also travel with the stay...i don't think you'd like the results, the chain will give you some real problems.

    unless...you come up with a spring-loaded tensioner/idler.

    that's my opinion is all...let us know what you decide.
  4. Thats a great idea. why has no one done it, made one before.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

  6. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    whats said is i just found one yeah but turned it over to the cops because i had a fealling it was stolen well it was just seating in front of a abound store for to days so yeah
  7. jlebh1

    jlebh1 Member

    what did you find?
  8. MadCanadian

    MadCanadian New Member

    I was considering doing that on a v-belt drive, using the tensioner as a clutch as well, on a 3hp tecumseh engine driving a lawn tractor rear wheel.

    To me the v-belt seems to make sense for a fully suspended rear because it will tolerate more play and misalignment.

    The small tecumseh snowblowers use a v-belt with a spring-loaded tensioner as a clutch, so the setup is already engineered and should work.