Ecovelo: 45-Day Belt Drive Maintenance

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.

45-Day Belt Drive Maintenance.

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:

  1. Roll the bike outside
  2. Hose off the belt
  3. Wipe off the water with a towel
  4. 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.

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