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Old 07-12-2018, 08:51 PM
kppolich kppolich is online now
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All done, first ride I broke the damn belt somehow under medium tension leaving a stop sign at a major intersection. Any idea what causes these things to break? It was a used bike, the tension was between 60-65Hz which is on the low side of the recommended tension for punchy riding (60-85Hz)

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Old 07-16-2018, 08:13 PM
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A big shout out to Gates they sent me a new belt and some swag (koozie). Top notch service, new belt is awesome. I dialed down the tension a little and gave it a good rip around town and on some local trails. Very fun!
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:45 PM
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That looks great--I love the idea of a belt for SS CX. Did Gates have any idea about the break? Defect?
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:16 PM
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looking again. I think I need a belt drive SS. Those wheels are beautiful too!
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:58 AM
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Check the bolts on your split stay. Mine loosened and when I went to wrench them tighter, were exceptionally "soft" and already had rounded out hex-holes from the Factory!

Some drilling and screw extractors later... re-installed Torx-head M5 bolts (disc/rotor bolts fit perfect).

Good to hear about the Gates folks!
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