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  • Premier Icon richen987
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    That’s looks like a cracking winter bike, looks really nice. Could well be tempted when my cycle to work comes up again.

    Can I just add that as of last week, your name is now very, very funny! (Sorry!)

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Nice for the price.
    Although any bike marketed as a “commuter”, especially one going down the maintenance free line with the alfine and belt ought to have mudguards as standard. Which brings me onto a favourite bugbear of mine: track-ends and full-length mudguards are not a happy combination.
    Make sure the tyres are bombproof so you’re not going to be taking the wheel out at all (which is a pain with an Alfine anyway) and buy it!

    beaker2135
    Member

    Been thinking of a commuter/hack bike for a while, I only have one bike (oh the shame) I was thinking of a BadBoy but I really like the look of this Revolution Belt Drive for £750
    Your thoughts please

    beaker2135
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    Looks like a go to me then
    I agree about the mudguards, clip on will have to do
    It could be worse, I could be known as w*nksock2135

    cynic-al
    Member

    I work for EBC, I like these bikes and the only issue – mudguards – has been pointed out (still possible to fit full length, but a fankle). You need to keep an eye on belt tension also. But a great commuter IMO.

    beaker2135
    Member

    Just ordered one, so thanks to you all
    Now to explain to Mrs B…

    IA
    Member

    I’ve got “proper” mudguards on a bike with track ends (tricross single).

    It’s fine – just when you set them up adjust the stays so you have a biggish gap infront/behind the wheel horizontally. Just need a couple inches, then you have space for tension/getting the wheel out.

    So yes, a touch more effort to setup, but once they’re on, they’re on.

    lucien
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    beaker2135 – Member
    Looks like a go to me then
    I agree about the mudguards, clip on will have to do
    It could be worse, I could be known as w*nksock2135

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    ummmmm….I thought it was a c**k wash glass?
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    Flashy, how about that as a user name?
    Mods – can I change?

    There was a thread on here a while back about belts breaking when small stones got caught in the cog teeth, causing the belt to stretch under load.

    Do belts cope better with that stuff now?

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    The original Carbon drive belt on my Kona A snapped due to excessive side wear as it wasn’t aligned correctly, mainly due to the frame flexing through the pivots.
    Since replacing the rear hub with a bolt-in axle to stiffen it up, the Centre-track belt (which also copes with misalignment better) has been flawless.

    you have a biggish gap infront/behind the wheel horizontally

    which just doesn’t look as nice 🙁
    Fwd-facing slanted dropouts FTW. Especially if using a nutted hub like the Alfine…

    DT78
    Member

    That does look great for winter…

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