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Old 12-16-2010, 05:05 PM
tankboy tankboy is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: louisville kentucky
Posts: 7
Angry Re: staton friction 2 year report

the roads i ride to work are smooth and without too many rocks, thorns etc. it rains frequently here and i found that when i tighten the roller on the back tire for better traction i get a lot of flats. i tried jb weld epoxy and sand on my worn smooth roller and after a little more than a week it ate the tire and the epoxy sand mix is almost worn off of the roller. i love the mechanical simplicity and economy of friction drive but i am weary of changing flat tires. i may have to upgrade to a staton, gebe or dax chain drive next year.
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