Author Topic: Split belt drive conversion kit  (Read 4182 times)

Bill

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2019, 05:08:03 AM »
As I have mentioned before I have a Rohloff with chain drive and one with belt drive. The belt drive works as advertised, I have had no problems with it and Andre, I haven't noticed the belt picking up any oil from the hub.

However. I don't think I will do another belt drive, the difficulty is if you are going to change anything, cogs or belt wheels, its ridiculously expensive even before you consider the cost of a new belt and the new belt must be sized precisely.It just doesn't offer any huge advantage to offset those considerations.

As to South African delicacies I have little to offer, but I did have a South African girlfriend. That, I would recommend.
 

Andre Jute

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 07:27:24 AM »
...and Andre, I haven't noticed the belt picking up any oil from the hub.

That's good to know. Thanks, Bill.

...I did have a South African girlfriend. That, I would recommend.

That's even better to know. I must get one of those.

Pavel

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2019, 03:15:21 AM »
I lived in RSA for two years, and your recommendations as far as the girlfriend are spot on, I'd say. and with the current exchange rates .... ;)

energyman

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2019, 10:02:40 AM »
Getting back to the subject of belt drives........
I was in York (UK) last week and looking at Riese & Muller bikes and they get round the "problem" of splitting the frame quiet well.
Loved their bikes but my budget does not stretch that far and getting them on & off trains would be a problem especially as the new trains require you to hang the bikes up by their front wheels.

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 12:57:47 PM »
Getting back to the subject of belt drives........
I was in York (UK) last week and looking at Riese & Muller bikes and they get round the "problem" of splitting the frame quiet well.
Loved their bikes but my budget does not stretch that far and getting them on & off trains would be a problem especially as the new trains require you to hang the bikes up by their front wheels.

I took a quick look at their site but couldn't see anything about they split the frame.
What did you see?
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energyman

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 03:17:32 PM »
Have a look at the way they have dropped the crank set/motor below the level of the chain stay.
To remove the belt you just drop the back wheel.
I think the attached png explains it better.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 03:36:17 PM by energyman »

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »
That's a neat idea.
Would it work on an ordinary bike?
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Jurr

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2020, 10:51:46 AM »
Mounted on a Dutch Thorn Nomad:

https://www.wereldfietser.nl/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32854&start=40

Not mine btw, I've just put the link to the split belt drive on that forum after reading it here.

Andre Jute

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2020, 01:36:23 PM »
Interesting link, Jurr.

That looks like a retail DIY kit in the Split Gates Drive box shown in your link, complete with the necessary tool for setting the rivets joining the belt.

A boxed DIY kit is a really good mechanism to bring the price down as retailers compete agains each other.


Bill C

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2020, 01:03:33 AM »
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 01:08:21 AM by Bill C »

pinkbunnyok96

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Re: Split belt drive conversion kit
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2020, 11:45:48 AM »
been running a thorn mecury for 40,000 miles now thorn sprocket chain ring kmc chain and a belt drive cube the chain is as smooth and quit as the belt but lots more maint required