my commuter for this week

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by biggs682, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    this is my commuter this week its a Mercedes belt driven 7 speed shimano nexus equipped bike with drum brakes as well , really different to ride .

    and impressive once you get use to it

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  2. Not sure about the headset / handlebar setup, but I do like the idea of the belt drive and nexus hub.
     
  3. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    How does the belt drive 'feel' compared to a traditional set-up? I've been quite tempted by the Revolution Belter as an alternative commuter.
     
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  4. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Sorry don't mean to be rude, to me it just looks wrong.
     
  5. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    strange feeling because it seems to sense if doing right revs or rotations . once you adjust its ok , but you can almost feel the notches meshing at times when not got things right ratio , but all in all its not the best looking bike or the lightest bike at 16 kg area but its a very compotent commuting machine that is different
     
  6. avsd

    avsd Veteran

    Location:
    Belfast
    It looks a little wierd but strong - like the Merc G-Wagon :wacko:
     
  7. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Thanks biggs! I'll have to see if my local EBC has a Belter I could take for a test ride.
     
  8. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    AndyRM if by Wallsend you mean Newcastle then you are not local enough to offer a test ride if they dont have 1
     
  9. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Not quite Newcastle - North Tyneside to be specific. Not posh enough to be proper 'Toon' ;-)

    How do you mean about offering a test ride? I was tempted by their SS Track bike and they let me ride it down Shields Road and back. Or do you mean a more extended ride like what you're getting with your Merc?
     
  10. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    sorry AndyRM was only saying if you were more local to me then you would be welcome to try the Merc out
     
  11. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Ah right, gotcha! Long day - misunderstood you! Makes sense now that I've read it with my brain a bit more engaged.

    Appreciate the sentiment - enjoy the bike! If you do find any quirks/advantages I'd be interested to hear about them.
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I passed a chap on a rather exotic bike, it was something in full carbon with trimmings from China offa the web

    He had a belt drive and hub and was thoroughly convinced by it
     
  13. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    well have made it to thursday using the Merc and all good , its not a bike made for speed its happiest just pootling along , might have to find a racer for 2moro as its friday
     
  14. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    re above post i actually managed a scalping today ......... yipee
     
  15. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    this week going to share commuting duties between the Merc and a nice Roy Thame tourer just for a bit of variety
     
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