Mounting a Rear Friction Drive on Trek bike

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by Jake11, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Jake11

    Jake11 New Member

    Hi am new to this type of bike, the whole thin axle that slides out, and the fact that it is so thin that the engine hold down rod that would have been bolted in place will be clamped and then there is the diameter difference with the rod plate.

    Will this work if so how?

    I seems to me that the axle is so thin as to bend underload.


  2. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    Sorry, trying to understand your question but not getting it. Can you restate the concerns you have in another way?
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    You are referring to the skewer. The skewer is thin because it only provides tension, to keep the axle in the dropout. The actual axle is larger and hollow. I would recommend replacing your hollow, skewered axle with a solid one, secured by nuts. You will need the solid axle, bearing cups and nuts, which can usually be purchased together.
    I did that same axle swap on the rear of my motorbike.