Alenax With Broken Cable

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  1. MazdaFlyer

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    This Alenax bike found me as I was working on my trailer. My neighbor was on the way to Goodwill and stopped to see I was interested in a couple of 10 speeds or the Alenax. He offered it up for free. I’ll look it over and see what it takes to replace the cable. I told him I’d return the favor someway.
    I’ve seen this type pedal system on a couple of bikes before but never had one. Seems like a solid skinny tire workout bike. It’s been garaged.
    Anyone with knowledge of these critters?
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  2. handyandy1100

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    That's different. What is it, some kind of ratcheting mechanism?

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  3. MazdaFlyer

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    I think if the cable was complete you pedal it like a stair climber exercise device.


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    Might be ok if you change the handlebar set up.
     
  6. RustySprockets

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    I've never worked on a treadle bike, but the basic concept isn't difficult. It ought to be a fairly easy prospect to fabri-cobble a rugged repair.
     
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    I bought some Everbilt Paracord. I tried several ways to anchor the cord. I finally used a couple of “Knots” after the mechanical clamps kept coming loose. I was able to pedal it with the knotted cord. I guess there really isn’t much force applied to the cord connection but the gearing even in 1st is a workout, we live on a slight hill, a short workout indeed.
    Definitely a different ride experience.
    I’ll try some SS cable next. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  8. MazdaFlyer

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    Phase II: with a couple of quick links, the paracord and a couple of clamps this thing works a little better. It’s still a bear to get going off the line. It won’t win any drag races. Once you get going though it is easy pedaling. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Adjusted the brakes as well...Swap Meet bound.
     
  9. RustySprockets

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    Careful there...paracord is strong, but not so resistant to abrasion.
     
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    Still planning on SS cable...the original stock cord was rubber coated nylon or polyester. It appeared to have died due to abrasion.


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    I suspect the paracord is absorbing some energy.
     
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    Interesting bike...link says there is some kind of hi-lo gearing on
     
  13. MazdaFlyer

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    Three speeds...3 ratios. The same concept was invented around TOC.


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  14. MazdaFlyer

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    From 1905...10 speed. [​IMG] [​IMG] Interesting book lots of history.
     
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