Re: Need help with some direction.
Friction drives are simpler to install but do wear tires faster and tend to slip on wet roads. They do have the advantage of being able to be lifted with the clutch lever so there's no drag when pedalling. They do take up the space where saddle bags or a carrier would go. There are riders who prefer chain drives and those that like friction drives.
Goldwing 1500, Silverwing 600, Schwinn 49