Humvee of bikes =Worksman
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by tatfiend
I agree with Sheldon, why bother? Chains can have a very long life if protected from the elements and kept lubed. I have never been able to understand the American dislike for chain cases on utility and commuter class single speed or gear hub bicycles. Chain cases are practically universal in continental Europe on such bikes. Protects the riders clothes and greatly enhances chain life.
Also, as Sheldon noted the belt is going to limit gearing changes as I would expect only a limited number of lengths will be available.
Since the Europeans ride bikes as everyday tansportation the bike is viewed as one person car.
Whatever makes their 'car' easier to care for is going to be on that bike.
Here in America the bike is more of a toy and chain cases add an old granny look to the bike so
the are left off to increase the toy apperance and weight advantage.
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.
Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?