Re: Started by Necessity, Now I'm addicted.
Why not? Mine (Dax Friction Drive) works fine.
Try running your rear tire at the lowest recommended/rated pressure, and putting more roller pressure than usual. You might get some more vibration or drag than usual, but you should make up for it in traction.
What tire and drive system are you using?
re: This hobby is turning out to be a regular 40 hour a week job. My friction bike is SOOOOO much smoother and is basically hastle-free. Too bad she doesn't run in the rain.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.