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    cyclopath vik's Avatar
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    Carbon belt drive Tikit with Alfine 11 speed...

    safe riding - Vik
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    I would love to try that. It sounds a great configuration.

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    I was in Eugene yesterday and Kirk showed me the bike, sweet looking bike. I was given a tour of the facility by Kirk Toy and I came away even more impressed with Bike Friday.
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    Wow, that does look like a nice setup.
    Why buy 10 cheap bikes when one nice one will last longer!

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    Vik, they also had a "fixed" with a 3 speed hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Vik, they also had a "fixed" with a 3 speed hub.
    I've test ridden it...and have no interest in it:

    1) it adds some play in the drivetrain which is not fun on a fixed gear bike
    2) adds shift cable and complexity to your fixed gear which is contrary to much of the reason for riding fixed
    3) I'd just as soon add a Shimano 8spd IGH to a bike and have a wide gear range and the ability to coast

    Having said all that it does work....I just don't get the point myself...
    safe riding - Vik
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    Where is the "thumbs up" icon?

    Nice post - thanks for sharing!
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    Wow, that combo really is intriguing.

    Seems to me belt drives are really gaining interest in the marketplace. Just about every manufacturer is piloting belt drives. I can't even imagine what it would be like to work only bikes without getting grease all over my hands!

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