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    Ellison elevated stay frame

    Just received this frame today. Looks to be from 1991 and has an Evolution size head tube. Can't decide how to build it up yet. Kinda thinking Suntour but we'll root around in the attic to see what we have. Should be a neat project.




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    Do a gates carbon drive, E-stays are perfect for it.
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    Would somebody please explain to me what a belt-drive offers that a regular chain does not? I don't see the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Would somebody please explain to me what a belt-drive offers that a regular chain does not? I don't see the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Would somebody please explain to me what a belt-drive offers that a regular chain does not? I don't see the point.
    No lube for dirt to stick to. Works well in mud. They are great for high end low maintenance commute bikes. Beyond that they are pretty much useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Would somebody please explain to me what a belt-drive offers that a regular chain does not? I don't see the point.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt-driven_bicycle

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    whaaa? mixing e-stays and fashionable technology?!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/whycds.php?lang=us

    I have been riding, racing & commuting the CDS belt for over a year and it Rocks! I have a Spot & a Globe Live 3. No chain lube. Quieter. Smoother. Higher tensile strength then a chain. As efficient as a lubed chain when new. Super light. Once setup correctly it just the same to remove a wheel on a chain drive.
    IMPO Naysayers are uneducated about the system and have not rode it for a good amount of time.


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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/whycds.php?lang=us

    I have been riding, racing & commuting the CDS belt for over a year and it Rocks! I have a Spot & a Globe Live 3. No chain lube. Quieter. Smoother. Higher tensile strength then a chain. As efficient as a lubed chain when new. Super light. Once setup correctly it just the same to remove a wheel on a chain drive.
    IMPO Naysayers are uneducated about the system and have not rode it for a good amount of time.


    Estays are Cool!
    you broke a lot of chains?
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    Just build it how you guys usually build your bikes.
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    Got a belt drive on this. Till yesterday.

    I have a split drop out I bought a while back. Think I'll build up a frame to use the belt, but as applied, the tension issues drove me nuts. A skipping belt is f#cking obnoxious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    you broke a lot of chains?
    Riding my chain'd MuTinyman since 2002, yep. XTR/Dura Ace 8spd twice. After that in the back of my head I was always remembering that I did. Now with the CDS, I do not worry.
    Belt tension can be a MPITA if you do not have the Kriket.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    I really derailled this thread didn't I? Sorry. Back on track, that frame reminds me of the old Mammoth E-stays. I saw one that had broken and the guy used it to make a home made wheel truing stand.
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    I build mine with a Suntour BEAST ...

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    The BEAST fits on there better than most. Looks like ours was originally polished and I hit a couple of spots with the polish and it should buff up nicely. Did stick a Manitou 1 on there since it was a little more period correct than the Mag 10.

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    Nice!!! I have an Ellison that I purchased new in 91 aa my first mountain bike. I also have the Ti fork he built. Brings back a lot of memories.

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