Originally Posted by MysterySandwich
What's the general consensus when it comes to the strength of aluminum?
Will clamping some steel plates onto an aluminum frame bring up some problems? (Staton-inc FD on aluminum frame.
It won't be a problem bolting that U bracket and plate to your frame.
Put thin pieces of rubber between the steel brackets and your frame and don't over tighten the bolts.
There is no comparison to putting rubber under a 2 stroke motor mounts.
Your friction drive motor channel is also secured by by 2 aluminum stays that go down to the axles.
Install a tire liner like Mr Tuffy and a thick thorn proof tire because the roller will drive any sharp objects into your back tire.
Carry a spare tube with you too because FDs get lots of rear wheel flats.