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Conn rod drive!!! Not too sure if I would want to go very fast with that set up.

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Like a locomotive steam powered...
Agreed you sure could not reach high revs...
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There was a bike that was on show here a couple of years back with a coupling drive similar to that... though not quite as pretty in presentation. I remember it as being very steampunk in theme.
Looking at this frame's ground clearance, it's wasn't really built with riding fast in mind
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It does seem to be touching the floor! I didn't even notice how low it was as I was so focused on the drive mechanism.

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One good thing!!! You won't breakdown with a snapped drive belt.
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conn rod drive apart...
it's very low...
true...
but it's also a rigid...
so no carving canyon instinct
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The coupled wheels should really be fitted with counterweights .
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