Roller drive on a folding bike?

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by mifletz, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    Can a Staton friction drive be fitted to a folding bike like this?

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  2. TREEWK

    TREEWK Member

    Any Riction Drive Should Work. Here Is A Pic Of One Of Mine. Ron
     

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  3. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    Is there any folding bike that folds to the right, so that it can be folded fully flat without having to remove the engine?
     
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    If you use the R/S EHO35 or Honda GX35, the bike may fold OK without interference. Especially when in the raised position. You could also relocate the gas tank to the top of the drive channel, or get a larger tank & locate it there, and the motor would be much less likely to interfere.

    If you release the quick release (locking mechanism) on the Staton drive, you almost certainly should be able to pivot the engine up enough to clear. even without relocating the tank.
     
  5. mifletz

    mifletz Member

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    Ron: With a Staton friction kit & Robin engine, can a folding bike like yours be made to fold completely or nearly as flat as this?

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  6. TREEWK

    TREEWK Member

    mifletz, I HAVE NEVER FOLDED IT, I BOUGHT IT USED A COUPLE YRS AG0. I CAME WITH A ZIPPERED CARRY ON BAG, SO I AM PRETTY SURE IT WILL FOLD ENOUGH FOR THE CARRY BAG!? THE FRICTION DRIVE IS A BIT MORE BULKY THAN THE CURRENT FRICTION DRIVE MOUNTS, IT IS A ISLAND HOPPER, THE BIKE IS A DAMON SS STEEL FOR ON BOATS. I THINK THEY ARE STILL IN BUSINESS. I WILL TRY CHECK IT OUT. I HAVE A COUPLE 26 INCH FUJI FOLDING BIKES, WILL TRY POST A PIC. RON
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  7. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    The older Staton chain mount allowed a folding bike to fold fully

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    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    No. I had that setup.
     
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