As belt driven bicycles and the technology behind them continues to evolve, you’ll start seeing a wider range or manufactures/builders begin to apply the tech to their bikes. Lovely Bicycle recently put together a great post on the Seven Cycles titanium belt drive commuter / cafe racer and it’s definitely worth reading.
I’ve been wanting to test out the Gates Carbon Drive myself one of these days but haven’t found the opportunity (or a good enough excuse for a new bike). That brings me to my next thought…
If you’re from the Burlington, Vermont area and need a solid winter bike / commuter on the cheap – I got ya. Currently have a ’88 Mongoose ATB (4130 cromoly – hand built in Japan) w/ full Deore, 21 speeds, all the rack mounts you could ever wish for. I need to purge a bit in regards to my cycling gear and this guys gotta go – the perfect lock-up bike!
I hope everyone had a great weekend/holiday/Christmas and that you have a safe and enjoyable last week of 2011.Thanks so much for your continued readership and helping keep Culture Cycles alive (our second birthday is coming up in just 5 more days).