Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

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VolterEB   1 µW

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Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

Post by VolterEB » Jun 12 2021 7:51am

Hi Guys,

I notice randomly some pictures of very unique lacing method, with section of bike chains instead of the spokes. i was trying to find more information in the web regarding its mechanical behavior and reliability, unsuccessfully.
Does anyone here have experience with that kind of lacing method?

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Eastwood   100 W

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Re: Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

Post by Eastwood » Jun 12 2021 9:10am

This is the strangest thing I have seen for bike wheels. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t just use spokes :shock:

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Hwy89   10 kW

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Re: Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

Post by Hwy89 » Jun 12 2021 1:24pm

Complicated, heavy, adds no strength and probably sounds like a tin can full of pebbles.
Did I miss any good points?

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Re: Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

Post by MadRhino » Jun 12 2021 10:24pm

Hwy89 wrote:
Jun 12 2021 1:24pm
Complicated, heavy, adds no strength and probably sounds like a tin can full of pebbles.
Did I miss any good points?
Yup. Bike chain needs lube every 200 miles. :D

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dogman dan   100 GW

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Re: Motor/rim Lacing using bike chain

Post by dogman dan » Jun 13 2021 7:01am

If nothing else, I'd rather have the spokes break first, instead of the aluminum flange holes on the hub.

Motorcycle/large scooter quality mag wheels would be a good thing though, instead of radial laced spokes. What I mean is just stronger cast wheels that mount a standard motorcycle tire, but the axle is bike size.

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