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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMountain
    Great Thread.
    I have a Spot on order. I will post pics and thoughts.
    DT Swiss 240, 15G BB, Spot CrMo forks, Schwalbe Marathon Dureme, BB7.
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    I like the sound of your cranks...nearly went that option myself but I managed to snap up a pair of M970 XTR's and sell the rings to mate. Ended up getting them for $250Au which is more than half the normal rate including BB. I swapped out the BB for the Token to colour match with all my other gold bits. You will love the belt, only problem is all the questions you cop out on the trail. Best drive train Ive ever owned to date and no lube! Woohoo!
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    I do get a bit odd with trying to get colors to 'fit'. All black, so far.
    Post a picture, please.

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    Spot * Aerozine * Gates

    Smallfurry's Spot belt drive.
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    NEW Spot Pics

    Just in at 22.4 pounds (will be a bit less with tubeless)
    Hive 15G BB, DT Swiss wheels, Schwalbe tires.
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    Hey, I met that bike yesterday!

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMountain
    Just in at 22.4 pounds (will be a bit less with tubeless)
    Hive 15G BB, DT Swiss wheels, Schwalbe tires.
    I rode a little with you after work yesterday. Nice bike.

    Have you heard of any frame workers with a conversion method for other frames?

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    I'm seriously considering a Gates Drive Conversion on my next SS...

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    Good to see you here!
    To design a modification for a horizontal dropout to be split and re-joined might only need a plate & screws.
    To convert a non removable vertical drop is more problematic. Also, the front sprocket needs clearance on the chain stay, a bend or 'dimple'. This is only a concern with the wider MT bike frames.
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    Yes !

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    What about something like this?
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    Looks like the Black Sheep HAC system.
    To run a belt, you will have to see if the small 39t front pulley will fit near the chain stay without having a cut out for it. I'm sure BS will cut one in for you if needed

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    Do you know of a source for the 39 tooth pulley?

    I was told the 39 tooth front pulleys are not going to be produced (anymore). Apparently a problem with the spacing of the BCD.

    The smallest pulley currently available is 46t and this definitely causes problems with mountainbike applications. It needs a long chainstay to avoid interference from the front spocket. It will not be a problem with bikes designed for the purpose, but even then mud clearance will be compromised to gain sprocket clearance if chainstay length is to be kept within a reasonable dimension.

    (I have done a number of conversions and this is the biggest limitation I have found)
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    Gates definitely make a 39t, I know of 3 here in Australia

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    I have a 39t. If you put it on a Blackburn triple crank, you will have to file away a small amount of metal on the pulley so that it does not foul on the crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW
    Gates definitely make a 39t, I know of 3 here in Australia
    I've been trying to get one in the UK, and was told by Nicolai (who are the Gates Europe suppliers of CarbonDrive) that they would be no longer available.

    I've got in touch with Gates in USA to see if I can get one from there.

    I'm in Oz a couple of times a year - is there an Oz supplier who has them?
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    Does anybody here know what is going on with Spot? I have yet to see any 2010 models in stores. I've only seen pictures.

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    they really only do custom orders, i think

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    Since when? They don't even have a web site.
    I boght my Spot in a shop.

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    The web site is a work in progress. I 'guess' that frames will be Colorado made now.
    Custom dimensions are an option as in Ti.
    Mine is a great bike. Cool video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnCe1zd_iCw

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    I love my Spot, too.
    I'm thinking next year I want a new one with the new rear drop outs, though.

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    My LBS has a few in store. I live about a half hour from denver so maybe they are just starting to show up. I just picked up a spot belt drive with the new paragon sliders, what a difference from the old setup and their crappy chain tensioner system.


    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Cheswick
    Does anybody here know what is going on with Spot? I have yet to see any 2010 models in stores. I've only seen pictures.

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    Someone mentioned Blacksheep HACS

    Got me a Blacksheep with the HACS and a belt.

    My Spot (which I love) was a royal pain in the ass when it came to aligning the wheel and tensioning the chain.

    For the Blacksheep build, I considered sliders, but was persuaded by some riders of sliders to go with the HACS.

    Also, not really sure if the fotos will do it justice, but check out the weld quality vs. some others.

    Very happy that I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel West
    Got me a Blacksheep with the HACS and a belt.

    My Spot (which I love) was a royal pain in the ass when it came to aligning the wheel and tensioning the chain.

    For the Blacksheep build, I considered sliders, but was persuaded by some riders of sliders to go with the HACS.

    Also, not really sure if the fotos will do it justice, but check out the weld quality vs. some others.

    Very happy that I did.
    If you don't mind me asking. How much for a Blacksheep frame like that?
    That is one spanking bike and I would ride it silly, I might add.

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    Is anyone making rear cogs besides gates? I would love to get a 23-T cog but gates does not make one. I think I saw somewhere that Phil Woods was making them, but I cant find any info.

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    It's difficult to find builders with belt drive mtb in their catalogues. This seems quite interesting (link in german):

    http://www.poison-bikes.de/frame.php...=201010113-115

    Does anyone have some info about this company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by messor
    It's difficult to find builders with belt drive mtb in their catalogues. This seems quite interesting (link in german):

    http://www.poison-bikes.de/frame.php...=201010113-115

    Does anyone have some info about this company?

    Good link. The drive side drop out split looks like quite a stiff design. Dig it even more in a 29

    And their EPO T+ DH bike looks dope. Makes me want to ride a 26 again. I wonder how that linkage works.
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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