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Friction Drive Weed Eater Bike?

I am wanting to make a weed eater bike and I am having trouble figuring out how to get the bike peg onto the clutch shaft. Can I just thread the clutch shaft with a tap and die set (which I don't have). Would it work if I put the clutch shaft against the wheel instead of putting a peg on it? Also, how hard is it to mount the engine with angle iron since I don't have a welder?

rickharris5 years ago
Mounting a small gas engine over the front wheel was a specialty of Solex

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=898&q=solex+bike&gbv=2&oq=solex+bike&aq=f&aqi=g1g-S5g-msS1g-mS2&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l5j0i5i10i24j0i5i24l2.1705.4654.0.4823.10.10.0.0.0.0.111.979.8j2.10.0.Ky8sFagHrYI
chiefs543 (author)  rickharris5 years ago
Thanks, but those engines are mounted differently. They look to be made specifically for that purpose. I'm trying to put a weed eater engine (actually from a craftsman tiller, but it's the same size and shape).
The general principles are the same - Look to the right for more specific information on what others have done.