Freewheel Mechanism

Freewheel Mechanism

 

a mechanism in which the transmission of rotation from the drive unit to the driven unit is possible only in a certain direction of relative rotation. Freewheel mechanisms are frequently used as overrunning clutches, since the operating principles of the two devices are analogous.

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5 horsepower that will be combined with the peddle drive via a freewheel mechanism attached to the peddle crank set and driving an internal geared hub and will get approximately 150-200 mpg.