Happy Birthday RB: I like your style!
Tell us more about that chainless contraption please.
As you know, (harumphhh...) chainless bikes are nothing new--they go back to the turn of the 20th century, although early ones had all of the nasty bits exposed.
I am still researching this thing. Apparently made in Germany in two forms--a soft tail and this hard tail version. The hard tail seems to be the rarer. This bike came from a very upscale area of Philadelphia's main line. I am writing the seller to get its history. He apparently bought it new and never (NEVER) rode it. There is no dust or corrosion anywhere on it. The alloy and chrome wheel hubs (my usual way of telling hard use or outdoor storage) look newly-minted, and all factory equipment and features are present, accounted for and functional. The paint and decals are perfect. It has a caliper brake on front and coaster on back, 3 speed internal rear hub, and factory tool kit still in the plastic bag in the plastic prism-shape tool kit under the seat.
The seller put new tires on it and included the originals with it. The originals show no wear, with the center molding seam still crisp and intact and talcum powder still evident in the tread. The original tubes were unpatched and looked like new, too.
It's a great city bike but geared too low for serious road riding. But, for $107.00, who could turn down such a piece of history? As you Brits would say, "lovely piece of kit!".