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Old 12-15-2009, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Drive Roller: Noob Help

My first motorized bicycle was friction and I built several DIY and I can tell you what Elmo says is true. Also note that plastic and wood rollers do not last at all if you plan on putting thousands of miles on like I did. Also note that JB weld and epoxy do not work for mechanical assemblies like we deal with here.

The best roller is made from a 2" piece of 1 1/4" OD iron pipe with wood cylinder wedged inside. $2 a foot and lasts for years.
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