Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, ON area
Bikes: 2010 Globe Live 2
Gates belt drive riders - removing/replacing rear wheel on the road
I'd like to hear from people who ride a Gates carbon drive bicycle. Question is if you find the belt to be a hassle for changing flats or removing / replacing the wheel, given the belt cannot be twisted or mistreated for fear of breaking some of the carbon fibers.
For flats I'd prefer just to swap a new tube in and patch holes at a table rather than at the road side. This requires taking the wheel off the frame, and when replacing the wheel, you need to ensure the belt is positioned and tensioned correctly, all without overbending or twisting the belt.
Anybody carry and use the Gates belt tension gauge around to check your belt?
Last edited by dchsueh; 07-23-10 at 12:12 PM.
Reason: title adjustment