Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
Ahhh.... I know exactly what you are talking about. I call the brown sugar snow. Messy stuff that is hard to keep tracking straight in.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
Murray you could send that up to Cman or myself as you feel sorry for us traipsing through the snow to get to work!
Bike Commuter all year long for last 13 yr
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I think these (cable-drive) 2WD bikes have been asked about here before, I'm almost certain I responded.
The guy who invented them lives in a town nearby, so I got to read stories in the newspaper every few years about his efforts.
Local bike shops did have them for a short time, but they didn't sell well. It was basically a $100-$150 wal-mart-quality bike with a few extra parts, but priced at $300-$400. As a collectors item its still neat, but it didn't compare well to other similar-priced bikes at the time.
I test-rode one in some mud puddles behind a LBS. The 2WD did definitely work, but you had to be cranking hard in low gear and in very slippery conditions to get any benefit. The drive cable spun all the time and was rather draggy; it was "like" a weedwacker cord but it was about 3X as fat. If there would have been a way to disengage it when not needed the whole thing would have been a lot more interesting. Plus the necessary parts felt rather flexy in use and the plastic gears were exposed, leading many to wonder how long they'd last.
Hi, I just picked up this BWA TTRAX 2wd bicycle from a friend that buys storage lockers. It was in this locker for just over 10 years. It appears to never have been used or at least very little. I would call it near perfect condition just some rust on the wheels which I will clean. All I had to do was air up the tires and ride. Almost forgot but I paid a whopping $25 for it. What should I sell it for. That is if I decide to unload it. I will upload a picture once I figure out how. Thanks in advance for any input.
It's a cool bike, but that might be a hard thing to make good money off of locally, unless you have a very active cycle culture where you are.
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