August 20, 2013 Officially Patent pending on a USA Utility Patent! Ever have a 50 page term paper due? Well it’s a huge relief to get that project completed! We were patent pending on a provisional patent. The filing of a utility patent is quite a bit more challenging. I’ve also recently taken a rear hub apart and machined it smaller to receive and attach the sized gear I need to get the correct gear ratio for the front shaft drive. The spacing for the bottom gears was a problem. I think I’ve got the perfect solution and will be testing DUAL DRIVE PROTOTYPE II shortly. That of course means new drawings and re-machining additional parts.
This is all part of the invention process. On to the crowd-funding video!
Update: June 3, 2013
The very first front wheel drive prototype is finished and attached to a girls beach cruiser. It was the only bike I could find in a local store with a 1″ headset….they are all 1 1/8. My dual crown front fork that I have been transforming came with a one inch steer tube. I will post some pictures shortly and some video! I am truly excited about how well the gears and housing ended up coming together with the dual crown front fork set up. I am not an engineer by any stretch but I do know that whatever you can imagine can be made in a machine shop….almost anything! If you can imagine it and draw it, it can be built! I will post some gopro video shortly of the first ever, front wheel, shaft driven , hand powered and foot powered fitness beach cruiser. Cruising to the beach just got allot more fun!
Now that I have a working prototype of my dual drive invention I intend to get back to work on the “Crowd Funding” video! There is much work to be done….but remember, it’s “Krowon” no work just fun! (No work spelled backwards….keeping it fun with passion!