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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:44 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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is it aluminium roy ?
BIIIG tubes for steel


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:37 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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My first e-stay will be arriving this week.

Flouro? Check!
U-brake? Check!
Chrome? Check!
Odd frame features? Check!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:22 pm 
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I cant help but think that one of these deserves a Gates Belt Drive.

Would solve all the problems of having to split the frame.

But, I doubt any of the frames would be stiff enough to satisfy the Gates requirements.

And, I don't see (m)any with a sliding dropout or EBB :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:25 pm 
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belt drive bicycle

solution to a problem that dosen't exist


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:41 pm 
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I agree, putting a timing belt instead of a chain in a car is a retrograde step so why is it an improvement on bikes?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:52 pm 
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They workon Harleys and Buells (and Kwak 250 Scorpions) because they take some of the harshness out of the transmission and last much longer than a chain, but I can't see the point on a bicycle?

Daf Daffodil anyone? :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:39 pm 
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mikee wrote:
belt drive bicycle

solution to a problem that dosen't exist


Many new 'developments' in the bike world, and the product world in general are solutions to problems that don't exist.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:49 pm 
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rory breaker wrote:
mikee wrote:
belt drive bicycle

solution to a problem that dosen't exist


Many new 'developments' in the bike world, and the product world in general are solutions to problems that don't exist.

LOL , like 9, 10 & 11 speed.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:52 pm 
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and 8 Speed :-)


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