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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 08:36 AM
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Re: Your mission should you choose to accept it...

The taper of the interlocking gears allows them to slip when there is sufficient traction (ie on pavement). In a low traction situation such as dirt, there isn't enough force to push the gears over each other, so it stays locked.

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