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  • Premier Icon Northwind

    pegglet, it's nothing to do with efficiency really, both chains and belts are extremely efficient, so you turn to the other advantages and disadvantages.

    Belts aren't there yet, I think, but maybe they will be- once they said they were no use for motorbikes after all, then that they could only possibly be used for cruisers… Chain's a hugely developed product, belt's still getting better.

    anyone know where its possible to get a system for ones self? the gates site seems to direct you to companies who just fit them to their own bike.

    i've got a kona A which (in the theoretical place where i have time and money) could be converted for shits and giggles…

    Premier Icon igm

    If you don't oil them I see a commuter market for them

    The belts aren't really under a huge amount of tension. When working on some of those Trek city bikes with belts I tried to derail and refit the belt, just for laughs. It was as easy as on a 'normal' singlespeed/IGH bike.

    In that case it sounds as if these bikes were not set up properly. The belt should be under a *lot* of tension – enough that there have been problems with the rear triangles of bikes distorting (not something that has affected Nicolai 🙂 )

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