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  • maxtorque
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    Brilliant, yet another solution looking for a problem!

    (what happens when a bit of gravel gets between the drive cog and the belt? And i bet the rides a bit harsh too 😉

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    You a designer Saxon?

    boxfish
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    gyro balanced storage basket

    WTF?

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    I am definitely not a designer, gfs. But I do love to see others’ efforts, even if, as maxtorque has pointed out, they may be slightly flawed. I simply admire the ingenuity.

    It’s already obsolete… wrong wheel size

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I prefer this

    Also this 36er

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    I came across this on my journey around the web this morning, and instantly thought of you lot.

    Behold the bike with hubless wheels.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    what happens when a bit of gravel gets between the drive cog and the belt?

    The same as what happens on a conventional belt-drive bike.
    I’ve never had a problem with mine.

    I do like the reason why:

    “it looks cool”
    Good enough for me. 🙂

    wrecker
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    Inventing and making stuff just because you can is cool.

    maxtorque
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    ir_bandito
    what happens when a bit of gravel gets between the drive cog and the belt?
    The same as what happens on a conventional belt-drive bike.

    Not quite the same unfortunately. On a conventional belt drive the belt is “free” to rise off the pulley (requires the belt to stretch) if a foreign object gets caught in the mesh.

    In this case however, the friction of the system is generated by the belt being backed by the rigid rim of the wheel. For a bit of gravel to go through that will require the wheel or frame to deform out of the way to make a clearance……….

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    On a conventional belt drive the belt is “free” to rise off the pulley (requires the belt to stretch) if a foreign object gets caught in the mesh

    Not if tensioned correctly.

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