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Old 09-09-2005, 12:06 AM
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hubless, money shot by billy lane

what do you guys think of billy lane's hubless chopper "money shot"? how does did he connect the frame to the wheels without the axle? what about breaking?
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:30 AM
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am thinkin of building one. where can i get those wheel bearings?
does any1 manufacture them ?or do i have to design 1 and build it from scratch.
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:19 AM
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is it really a bearing?

it looks more like a pair of gears (teeth) on the rim and frame locked together with the tension provided by the chain.

that'd be one fucking hell of a bearing!
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:31 AM
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That bike supposedly uses the hub out of a helicopter
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:44 AM
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Here's a pic of one that's a little different.
Hubless, rotor and Sprocketless.
The Rear wheel!
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:10 AM
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fukkin sikk

no teeth, just rollers
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:25 AM
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I'm sure that is made to hold up to everyday riding.

Wonder if it's the good ol' friction-don't-ride-through-a-puddle drive?
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:32 AM
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as far as billy lanes, what would the gearing be with a 24 tooth tranny sprocket and a 150 tooth rear?

not very rideable


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Old 09-09-2005, 05:58 AM
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Have never heard billy give credit to Osmo's from where he received the idea and design for hubless.
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:07 AM
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not reall, but ive never heard him be asked either, same for amen...i know that perse(front ends) did alot of the machining for the choppers inc bike

but there used to be a picture of the choppers inc bike on that website, so i think there is not really a story there, they both know who did what.

i cant get beyond that gear ratio, and i know he has ridden it, but i also know the gearing is useless...while a hubless wheel is cool, all the ways ive seen of tying it to the powertrain leave a little bit to be desired.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:15 AM
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:21 AM
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didnt he do 2 of them?
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:27 AM
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There was a CC member here a while back that said he had bought the hubless bike from Billy. But after being accused of lying, he never posted again. I think there is someone else on here that has it.

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I believe on one of the BBO Billy says he has built two of them but wont sell them, However Money Talks!!!
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:04 AM
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Quote:
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as far as billy lanes, what would the gearing be with a 24 tooth tranny sprocket and a 150 tooth rear?

not very rideable


http://www.osmos-wheel.com/pages/app...ds.asp?lang=en
Gypsy, your link was slightly off. Here is the link to the Osmos motorcycle hubs......

http://www.osmos-wheel.com/pages/application_motos.asp
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