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Gates belt drive
Photo 27 of 70
Parts - Other
Mar 8, 2012 at 13:26
Mar 8, 2012
Seattle, Washington, United States
Sacramento Convention Center
Normal – 800 x 533
150 x 100
250 x 166
500 x 333
800 x 533
1024 x 682
1600 x 1065
1600 x 1065
28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
(Jan 30, 2013 at 10:24)
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(Apr 16, 2012 at 16:11)
'Chainline' is somewhat critical on SingleSpeeds...
BeltLine is WAY More Critical...
No Derailleurs with these belts, (Maybe future, more 'flexible' belts?)
Internal Gearbox Transmissions, or Hubs? Yes!!!
Dual Belt Ring and Dual Cog? Yes... Climb. Stop. Change. Go...
(Mar 14, 2012 at 11:49)
I would not worry about mud, it would just get squashed out haha. I just think the derailleur would be too big. Maybe not, if it was a skeletonized type, but... still, think of the width, and how much more you'd have to move it sideways, just to make it change "gears".
(Mar 14, 2012 at 18:43)
you can't make a belt change gears and it needs to have constant tension
(Mar 15, 2012 at 5:16)
Well, in THEORY, maybe if they used a very stiff spring in the derailleur, always pulling towards the back of the bike, so as it swaps "gears"... but it would never work, since it would missalign with the wheel and gears and then you'd have a sloppy/drooping belt....
So yea, you're right. I did know it always needs tension, like the fan or timing belt in a car, but I guess an internal hub derailleur would work.
(Mar 15, 2012 at 11:05)
You cant use this on a double suspension, except if your pivot is on the BB
(Mar 14, 2012 at 10:48)
Your car uses belts for many more miles than your bike would. The paddles shed mud. The whole thing is light and grease free
(Mar 14, 2012 at 5:19)
I don't see why you couldn't have a high tension belt derailleur on this.
(Mar 14, 2012 at 6:17)
I think it would get too bulky, unless you built it up as an internal rear hub derailleur... Maybe I am wrong?
(Mar 14, 2012 at 7:08)
I don't like internals. They are less efficient. A three speed belt cassette should work and 2 in the front equals good enough for most FR and DH
(Mar 14, 2012 at 8:43)
I do believe belt-drives are less efficient than a typical chain drive-system. And I can't see a rubber belt being more effective in muddy conditions.
(Mar 14, 2012 at 18:45)
you guys need to get informed
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