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I saw the report on your product on Bike Rumors today so it seems you are really not a troll.
I agree that the rotational feel is going to be very lumpy and, indeed, the video clip shows the pedaling action to be almost a ratchet. I also wonder about keeping the chain on the "chainwheel" teeth since it is unsupported so many places in the rotation. I think a lot of real world testing will have to be done to show the concept is viable or to conclude it was just another of the many "new and improved" bicycle transmission ideas that didn't work.Reallize, this is a working model so it is not as smooth and polished as a prototype. Some of the unevenness of the video is due to video quality -- which I will work on improving.
I am sorry yo say, but your product will not have commercial success for 2 main reasons:Lucas
1. The wear on the driveline will be 10x bigger than normal due to only 4 sliding members.
2. Due to the 4 sliding members, there will be a large torque variation 4 times for each revolution which will be annoying to the user. Remember, gearing is not determined by the radial distance of the 4 teeth sets, but by the radial, instant distance of the chain in the vertical top position. This position bounces up and down 4 times for each revolution.
However, I do find the automatic changing system interesting.