New friction drive section


Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2010
Colonial Coast USA.
Glad to have a place to call home for FDs. FDs are a favorite for me though I have built all kinds of drives. There is nothing so simple, and properly done very smooth and quiet.
Looking forward to seeing builds here. I urge y’all to think outside the box. There are many ways to build an FD. Be creative!


Active Member
Mar 14, 2010
Central Texas
I've been out of the game here for a while, so if this is a dumb question.. I

Who is selling the best friction drive kits nowadays?

I remember a few years back there was a seller who was making some real nice kits, a person could chose drive roller size and such and swap them farely easy if a person wanted more top speed or needed more hill climbing power.

I remember the rollers they had were knurled very good and the whole setup was heavier dury than the stuff we could get off ebay and other vendors.

OK, Ill shut up and let someone answer now..LOL


Active Member
Jun 16, 2014
North Bend, Or,
I DIY built my own, and I haven't bought any commeercial kits but the Stanton kits look pretty nice. and if you already have a 54mm or 76mm autoclutch engine they're a bargain.