Do you think there will be a possibility of the belts now being used in drivetrains to have a break in them instead of the frame?
Maybe a belt that slides/presses together horizontally and locks? I can imagine a < shaped cut on one end, and a pointed end at the tip of the other belt that slides together when the belt overlaps. Or, maybe the belt snaps together somehow and is seperated with a small tool similar to what is used to remove chain pins? OR, a crimped piece of metal or something that can be placed at the break in the belt - installed and removed via a crimping tool?
These are only used on singlespeeds for the most part right? So the side with teeth needs to be "seamless." But if the top of the belt is raised a little if a piece is retro fitted to the belt that shouldn't really matter. It would be great if there was a way to have the belt come apart and reconnect without really compromising the strength of the belt itself.
I'm not smart enough to figure this out but I wish someone would so I could try a belt drive without having to buy a new frame as well!
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