friction drive

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by rtrg, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. rtrg

    rtrg New Member

    I found an old adult sized trike. Functional single speed. Being an oldster I would like to add a friction drive to turn the FRONT tire. Something simple that can clamp around the handle bar post or the fork tube. with or without a lift mechanism. A studded sleeve for more traction I think. 26 inch tires. I am looking for a basic, as in inexpensive kit, battery, motor, charger, throttle, either twist grip, thumb grip, or a simple switch. Recommdations by name, model,website,prices. Thanks.

  2. bikejock

    bikejock Member

    Staton Inc. has a few kits that you might be interested in I believe they have both gas and electric bike engine kits. I think they just have hub motor kits for electric bike conversions and small gas engines with front or rear mounting options for friction drive kits. I'm working on a rear mount friction drive for my mountain bike. For the engine; I'm getting a 35cc honda 4 stroke. Reliable and can go farther than any battery powered E bike with a decent sized fuel tank.
  3. dougsr.874

    dougsr.874 Active Member