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  • druidh
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    Van Nicholas do the Amazon as a belt drive. I have the “ordinary” version and I’m running it as a Cross bike at the moment.

    Keef
    Member

    black please !

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Van Dessel WTF

    Belts are ace. I shall be riding mine tomorrow morning.


    DSC_0093 by ir_bandito, on Flickr

    Keef
    Member

    where’s Ringo ?

    Premier Icon NewRetroTom
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    I had my Surly 1×1 converted to belt drive by Steven Shand

    Keef
    Member

    NRT, any issues with flex,or was it strengthened at all ?

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Great advice.
    Been ooking for last few week n missed these.
    Milk would buy a 29er tomorrow if they have them
    Wtf have emailed but poss too small for a six footer…
    Any more
    J..

    thepodge
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    any steel frame + local frame builder = belt frame.

    I just wish the chainring & sprockets came in more sizes and were easier to get hold of

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Anyone managed to get hold of one, or something you can retrofit to a normal frame.
    Got my belt and need a frame.
    Cross or 29er..
    Cheers
    J

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    It’s dead easy to modify a Pompino.

    Being a single speed design, their chainstays are stiff enough to avoid flex problems. I do not need to use excessive tension to keep everything running sweetly. (Alignment is incredibly important though)

    Ignore the position of the rear axle. A shorter belt is the fix. (I haven’t had any problem running it there although I did expect some.)

    knottie8
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    but is there any advantage over a chain apart from the lack of oiling required ?

    avdave2
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    but is there any advantage over a chain apart from the lack of oiling required ?

    It’s lighter and should last for years. Having said that the 3 years I get out of a chain on my hub geared bike seems pretty good. I’ll be tempted when they are a lot cheaper.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    knottie8 – Member
    but is there any advantage over a chain apart from the lack of oiling required ?

    It is much lighter, but it’s the lack of filth that’s the big thing for me.

    It is also much quieter.

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