Re: Friction or chain drive - what's best?
I have a friction drive and in wet conditions it won't go just slips. My next build is chain drive. That said a friction drive works well, mine has no excessive tire wear. I think the tire will last more than 1000 miles. And if you use a weedeater engine it can be one of the least expensive builds out there. It is your choice and you will have fun with whatever you build.
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