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Oh and the Spot brand Ajax belt
http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/ajax-belt/

<http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/ajax-belt/>mmm now that's a hot set
up. Disc brakes on a commuter.  Takes the level of cleanliness to a whole
new level.  No more rim brakes making your reflective sidewalls
non-reflective.

Geoff Williams
Leduc Bioimaging Facility Manager
Brown University

http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Leduc_Bioimaging_Facility/


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Williams, Geoffrey <
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> http://www.popsci.com/node/33469
>
> <http://www.popsci.com/node/33469>you could go really crazy and have the
> most beautiful commuter bike out there
> http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/sprawl/
> <http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/sprawl/>(kind of pricey)
>
> But that's the range.
>
> You could go super local (instead of a Chinese made frame and components
> assembled in Bristol) and get a custom Circle A
> http://www.circleacycles.com/
> They can build the frame and paint it here in Providence AND put all the
> bits on there you want (say a carbon drive on an 8 speed hub).
>
> The options are out there, price tags of course will vary.  There may be
> other carbon belt drive bikes out there, worth checking with Jack at Legend
> or Stephanie at Casters on 4th (and Hope) here in town.
>
> Geoff Williams
> Leduc Bioimaging Facility Manager
> Brown University
>
> http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Leduc_Bioimaging_Facility/
>
>
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Williams, Geoffrey <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I would be far more excited to look at the Gates Carbon belt drive on an
>> internal hub than the direct drive system.
>>
>> Like the Trek Soho for example.  The carbon drive system gives you
>> the serviceable nature of a chain system but the cleanliness of the direct
>> drive and it is lighter than both.  Not sure about the price range but
>> considering what people are paying for gas these days... you can pay for a
>> pretty expensive bike for just a summer's worth a gas receipts.
>>
>> Geoff Williams
>> Leduc Bioimaging Facility Manager
>> Brown University
>>
>> http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Leduc_Bioimaging_Facility/
>>
>>
>> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Patricia Falcon <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Does anyone on the list have any experience with Dynamic Bicycles?  I was
>>> already considering an internal hub bike but wasn't familiar with Dynamic,
>>> so it hadn't come up in my research thus far but I've added it to the list.
>>>
>>> I noticed that it's basically shop by mail.  However, since it's a local
>>> shop it seems that a test drive is a possibility.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:03 AM, McKeown, Michael <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> *Bristol’s Dynamic Bicycles do away with bike chains* *05/16/2011 01:00
>>>> AM EDT* *By Pamela Reinsel Cotter
>>>>
>>>> Journal THRIVE Editor*
>>>>
>>>> The rear hub, with enclosed gears, and shaft drive on a Dynamic Bicycle
>>>> are at left. Below are Devin Kelly, left, owner, and Patrick Perugini,
>>>> president, of Dynamic Bicycles, the makers of chainless bikes, at their shop
>>>> in Bristol.
>>>>
>>>> Just about everyone who’s ever been on a bicycle has had their chain
>>>> fall off at some point. And if you’re riding to work, as so many are now
>>>> encouraging us all to do, chains can make quite a mess of your commuter
>>>> clothes.
>>>>
>>>> Bristol-based Dynamic Bicycles Inc. has a solution: the chainless bike.
>>>> Made with shaft-drive technology like those on a BMW motorcycle, these bikes
>>>> hide the chain, derailleur and gear mechanism in an internal hub on the rear
>>>> wheel. The result is a quiet, smooth ride that is cleaner and requires less
>>>> maintenance, according to its president, Patrick Perugini, and owner, Devin
>>>> Kelly.
>>>>
>>>> Bike to Brown discussion list:
>>>> http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/bike-to-brown.html
>>>>
>>>> Bike to Brown website: http://biketobrown.brown.edu/
>>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>

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