This drifts from my build thread so I made this new one. Anyway, I was thinking of ways to get better top end on my ciao and sadly I have the single speed trans. Meaning if I want some variated fun I'd need to buy a new trans.. But there's no problem actually putting a variator on the crankshaft.
So first I thought, maybe dremel out the engine mounting holes and throw a spring behind the engine (the way moby's and pug's work).
But then I got this idea to just put a skateboard wheel tensioner between the front variator and rear pulley, like this:
This way I can gear the pulley for low end and the variator will help with top end. The spring loaded tensioner will take up the slack in low gear and can move out of the way for high gear. Would this work or am I just having stupid dreams of going fast?