I was mulling over a future city commute bike project.
In Portland, during the winter my commute is in rain or at least wet roads practically 100% of the time. Drivetrains get gunky and require pretty frequent maintenance.
So I was thinking about either a fully enclosed chain, or a belt drive.
What do you consider the pros and cons of these options?
These would go with an IGH, drop bars, disc brakes, wide tires (maybe 650b), the fullest-coverage fenders with long flaps, generator hub and lots of lighting, and possibly a small "bikini" type fairing.