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Relating to bicycles, recumbents, or any HPV where the motive power is transmitted by a rotating shaft instead of a conventional roller chain or a belt drive.

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Where can I buy spares for a Sussex shaft drive?

The crank arms and the crank shaft for my Dynamic Tempo 8 appear to be completely worn. Both crank arms just flop about when pedalling. Rumour has it that Dynamic have gone bust, but does anyone know ...
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Recumbent with a shaft or other non-chain drive?

One of the problems of a recumbent is the super-super long chain, often twice or three times as long as a standard chain. It's heavy, it's hard to adjust, it's dirty. Are there any commercial ...
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Identify this shaft driven bike for me

I can't identify the manufacturer nor the year it was produced. It has a serial number on the frame, just above the front fork, something like 93042829 or so what (peculiarity: the numbers are ...
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Chain vs chainless options

Could someone provide a comparison between having a bike with a chain, with a shaft drive and with a belt drive like the Gates Carbon Drive? It could be good to know who fares better in terms of low ...
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Any experience with shaft driven bikes?

I've ridden a shaft driven bike once, when biking in deserted mines in Limburg.‡ They used shaft driven bikes because the mines are damp, and a shaft can be enclosed completely, protecting it ...
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