Originally Posted by wheelbender6
I usually have an hour or so of maintenance to do after each commute (clutch, chain, etc). My weekend rides are for fun for short errands. I may build a friction drive bike to eliminate some of the maintenance time.
Maintenence is right! I usually carry two crescent wrenches and a decent multi-driver with me anywhere I ride. These things are like Harleys. They vibrate themselves apart. I'm gonna have to invest in some lock-nuts and possibly some lok-tite. I have to tighten most of the major bolts at least once every time I ride it, not to mention chain tightening and occasional clutch adjustments.
I think I'm gonna stockpile some spare parts so I don't have to wait two weeks for replacements to ship. Of course, if my HT breaks down, I can always ride the Ryobi FD. The friction bike gives me very few problems.