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    I'll bet the ride is very unique.

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    How to get that drive belt into the rear triangle??

    Is that what those 2 bolts on the Seatstay are for?? (looks like a weak spot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp29k
    Is that what those 2 bolts on the Seatstay are for?? (looks like a weak spot)
    Those bolts would have to be how to get the belt on. I doubt it would be too weak. There are plenty of sussys that rely on bolts to hold the rear triangle together.

    What ever came of Jericho's attempts at this. Did they ever get it to not slip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    ...What ever came of Jericho's attempts at this. Did they ever get it to not slip?
    Josh was trying to use a metal belt. A bit different than the toothed rubber belts. I would not want to use either off road because dirt, mud and rocks could cause big problems.
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    ...and an internal geared hub.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Josh was trying to use a metal belt.
    I don't have a link to a picture right now, but I've never seen a red october with anything other than a rubber serpentine belt.

    The problem with a belt on an off-road rig is that rocks and mud cannot pass between the belt and the pulley, and there's an inch of width; lot's of potential for something getting in there.

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    What if it had a full cover. What would be the advandage of a belt? Weight. durability. flex. It's an interesting concept.

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    When I was riding Harley's I changed the primary chain to a belt drive.

    It took away all the damn chain clatter from the chaincase side of the motorcycle.

    Of course, bicycles are a different matter entirely, but there are advantages for road bikes with a belt.

    Less noise, no maintenance, less wear etc..


    On off road bicycles, the dirt / dust wouldn't be such a problem but a stone between the belt and teeth could be.

    With the totally enclosed hub concept, eg: Nexus, it could make for a very nice commuter bike, though.


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