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Old 02-25-2009, 02:48 AM
Etacovda Etacovda is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NZland
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Default Re: Friction drive and Knobbies? IS IT POSSIBLE +safe? Knobby nobby nobbies tire tir

ive been wondering if it would be possible to run a friction drive off the rim of the bike, rather than the tire (perhaps use a gear system + drive off both sides of the rim) - could use rubber similar to brake pads to transfer power to the rim... if you had it on gearbox then you could clamp down on the rim quite hard from opposite sides (think v/cantilever brakes)

Just a thought - wouldn't matter which kind of tire you were running then, and you wouldn't wear down your tires.
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