spinningmagnets wrote:In this age of 3D printing and laser-cut/water-jet...there is no reason to not have a working prototype. I would provide some advice, but...the existing threads on friction drives cover every possible design issue, and the best-working solutions.
Hehe... ES Bible "Search found 414 matches: +friction +drive" (in any first message text)"...
Thread "Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)"...
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 31&t=86961
"Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive"...
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=22187
"Hillhaters Mk 3 Friction drive !"...
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=21771
... then there's the "Ride Kick"...
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=31312
(Watt ES User adobian notes as "It's better than friction drive."...)
Any other ES "highlights re friction drive"?
... and ES Username "Alizeti" (Tony?)... Maybe care to add/subtract/expound/etc?
I have a question please? I'm currently rolling on a 20" front tire (and two 16" back wheels (recumbent trike). Will guess that often friction drive systems involve a diamond frame down tube (watt I DON'T have... presently).
ES thread "Converting Hammacher Schlemmer cheapo trike":
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=57408
Yes? No? Maybe? (To drive front tire...)
Edit: EG... Might the Alizeti be "reversible" (to mount over a front wheel)?
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