Possibly change from friction drive But to????

bumleg

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I have built 7 friction drive bikes. I live in Western Washington, and first thing every morning I have a steep 1 mile hill . I with lots of cussing, kicking and Yes, Crying.
Am able to manage the monster almost every morning (I can go another longer flatter route) even when the road looks like a river.
With a combo of Tire pressure, mount pressure, throttle pressure. And Blood Pressure. I would like to build something with a belt or chain I think. But what. ??? And what do I need. So what's a transmission? Get the picture?
I'm baffled with catalogs
Thank you
 


Will'smotobikes19

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You could try to use a aftermarket whizzer sheave and belt and come up with a clutch with the right size pulley. (think its pulley instead of gear)
 

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GEBE kit with that new honda gx50 motor. I'm seriously thinking that's my next build. If your set on a rear rack. There's rear chain drive kits like staton or dax has examples. With dax you might need to talk to him and ask. I haven't seen anything listed on his site lately.
 
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I have built 7 friction drive bikes. I live in Western Washington, and first thing every morning I have a steep 1 mile hill . I with lots of cussing, kicking and Yes, Crying.
Am able to manage the monster almost every morning (I can go another longer flatter route) even when the road looks like a river.
With a combo of Tire pressure, mount pressure, throttle pressure. And Blood Pressure. I would like to build something with a belt or chain I think. But what. ??? And what do I need. So what's a transmission? Get the picture?
I'm baffled with catalogs
Thank you
budget?
a belt drive is the way to go for what your looking for,
but you can raise the engine and add a clutch (if you have a 5/8 or 3/4 shaft)
get a 60t and a rag joint, you might need to redrill the holes https://www.ebay.com/p/Go-Kart-Sprocket-60-Tooth-41-Chain-10-Universal-Rotary-8249-USA/2256066468?iid=183402121560
(or cnc hub if you have the $$$)
but the best (and easiest option)
is to get a gebe belt kit.
or even just get a CG, 100$ and it will haul you up the hill!
 

darwin

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Axle mount kits out there also. With axle drive a honda 35 or a soobie 35/HS 38cc is perfect. Ideally a small compact motor is a must because of the mounting.
 
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bumleg

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GEBE kit with that new honda gx50 motor. I'm seriously thinking that's my next build. If your set on a rear rack. There's rear chain drive kits like staton or dax has examples. With dax you might need to talk to him and ask. I haven't seen anything listed on his site lately.
hi. I think you were the first person who welcomed me to this site. I am not set on a rear rack system. I am open to any knowledge i can get. i was riding a friction on a kent cruiser tandem , but got broad sided. since then ive used 3 other frames but was not happy with any. i am using a steel girls frame with a 12" offset Bottom Bracket. AND I LOVE IT, SO I DONT KNOW ABOUT A MIDSHIP TYPE OF SETUP. THANK YOU .
 

bumleg

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hi. I think you were the first person who welcomed me to this site. I am not set on a rear rack system. I am open to any knowledge i can get. i was riding a friction on a kent cruiser tandem , but got broad sided. since then ive used 3 other frames but was not happy with any. i am using a steel girls frame with a 12" offset Bottom Bracket. AND I LOVE IT, SO I DONT KNOW ABOUT A MIDSHIP TYPE OF SETUP. THANK YOU .
I didnt mean to sound rude.
I do like the bike I have now. But I dont think it's good for a midshipman type . There are sure alot of abbreviations out there and I'm researching them. I had a tandem but got hit. I really would like to build a cargo cruiser with tank. But need funds for that one.
I have a 41-48 ( there is debate amongst the masses) Roadmaster but just can't bring myself to put a motor on her YET.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP .
 

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darwin

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Look up pizza delivery bikes or Workman cycles. Some serious cargo bikes there. Trailer works well too, attaches easily to a standard bike. You weren't rude at all. If that's your version of rude we're gonna get along just fine.
 
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