As a commuter, you are always on a lookout to upgrade your bike to a fuss-free, minimum maintenance machine. You’ll want fenders. You’ll desire full chain guard. You’ll wish for 11-speed Alfine IGH. You’ll want a belt-drive.
One of the best way is to get a belt drive system for your bike. Read Ecovelo’s take on his maintenance of belt drive bike after 45 days of ride.
It’s been 45 days since I installed the Gates CenterTrack drivetrain on my commuter, so I figured it was time for some maintenance. Here’s the process:
- Roll the bike outside
- Hose off the belt
- Wipe off the water with a towel
- Roll the bike inside
Grand total time invested: approximately 5 minutes. A properly set-up belt drive is truly a low- to no-maintenance commuter drivetrain. Good stuff.