Installing Friction Drive

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by umeboshi, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    Please tell me...
    When installing a friction drive, do you have to drill through the bike frame anywhere?



  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    With my kit I didnt either. When I installed my rear folding basket I did drill 2 mounting holes into the u channel but that was my choice.
  4. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I NEVER drill into a bike frame !!
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I installed my Staton friction kit on my 20" Dahon, '70 Schwinn heavy duti and Raleigh girlie cruiser. None of the frames needed drilling at the U-bolt, but I did enlarge the rear support mounting holes to .25". That way, I could use grade-8 bolts there.
  6. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    I appreciate the replies....

  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Please don't drill your frame -- I had to re-drill one mounting bracket on my friction drive setup because my disk brake was in the way -- never touched drill to the frame.. Happy Riding from - Mountainman