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Old 07-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Advantages/disatvantage Of Friction Drive

Originally Posted by wheelbender6 View Post
Advantage of friction drive is simplicity.
Disadvantage is rapid tire wear.
Admittedly, I have never owned a friction drive, so take it with a grain of salt.
I'd have to disagree with the rapid tire wear.....been on the same set of tires for 1500 miles and they still have 50% tread left....the secret is to regularly rotate your tires.

Having said that- as soon as I get the money, I'll be buying a Thatsdax rear mounted chain drive set up for my second bike. I want to ride when it's wet or muddy....friction drive does not work well at all in wet weather.
If some's good...more is better and too much ain't enough.

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