ok, so after going round in circles for what seems like forever, im still no closer to a final desision.
Ive got a few basic questions that I should have asked earlier...
what are the things called that allow you to fit a 10mm axle to a 5/8th" 10t cog? are they simple to make yourself/readily available?
Mounting things like the barings from Sickbikeparts to a plate of alloy or similar, what works best for this? (hey, i did say basic qs!)
After much deliberation I think I might apply KISS for the first build, and atleast get something running before trying stuff like belts/gearboxes, since its both expensive and my mechanical knowledge sucks a bit at the moment.
something like this would be a good place to start?http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=29531&start=15#p436828
Problem is when I look to get the necessary parts from Sickbikes it totals near $400... is this normal? I keep thinking that im buying too much...
6x Jackshaft Bearing 5/8" ID x 1 3/8" OD
2x Keys 3/16 x 3/16 x 3/4 inch
1x Shaft - 5/8" Keyed shaft
1x Sprocket - 10 Tooth (standard) for Shift Kit
1x Chainring - Freewheel - 24 Tooth
1x Chainring - Freewheel - 36 Tooth
1x Chainring - Freewheel - 44 Tooth
1x Chainring - Freewheel - 48 Tooth w/chain guard
1x Sprocket - 9 Tooth for Shift Kit
1x Sprocket - 11 Tooth for Shift Kit
3x Chainring mounting Hardware
2x Front Freewheel - Heavy Duty
1x Freewheel Adapter
1x Set Screws 1/4-20 x 1/2
1x HD Freewheel Removal Tool for HD freewheel
1x CHAIN - BIKE SPEED- KMC 8X-CHAIN
1x Chain Breaker
1x Cranks - Freewheel Crank Set
1x Bottom Bracket Cartridge 153 mm
1x Lock collar 5/8"
Arranged like this...
Sorry if the image is a bit confusing, im trying to show all the sprockets on the front of the image, as opposed to 'hidden' behind the 44t chaining.
motor nestles in between the pedals (its only a 6374 or an 8080 so should fit easy)
Total reduction 19.4:1
Someone please tell me I'm on the right track here/that this should work well to start with (ignoring noise)... I think I've over thought this rather than just buying some stuff, throwing it together, and worrying about missing parts etc later.