Unicycle Gearing Question

I took my Saturn into a transmission shop yesterday and was poking around
the stuff they have laying around. The gears inside an automobile
transmisssion may be useful to make a uni gear out of. I was thinking that a
smaller vehicle, like a motorcycle or moped transmission may be smaller and
lighter. Has anyone looked into this. It may be less expensive than a custom
designed gear.

Thanks

Still working on idling on my 20". My record so far is 12 cycles.
Mike McDermott

The gears in the prototype uni.5 hub are stock automotive gears from QTC (quality transmission components) and they are the smallest ones available. The gears in Frank Bonsch’s 1.57 ratio hub are from a Shimano multigeared bicycle hub.

Re: Unicycle Gearing Question

Thanks for the quick response!
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> The gears in the prototype uni.5 hub are stock automotive gears from QTC
> (quality transmission components) and they are the smallest ones
> available. The gears in Frank Bonsch’s 1.57 ratio hub are from a Shimano
> multigeared bicycle hub.
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