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I edited a photo of the relevant part of the bike into the question, but then decided to answer it. I can't find a photo showing any more detail than that, sorry. The two weld bumps on the right hand seatstay will be where the the frame joiner has been put in, and resumably there's a bolt or two in there, but I can't find out, sorry. OTOH, it will almost ...


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I would caution against it, not because of the belt drive, but because of the internal gear hub. I commuted for 2 years on a SRAM IGH. Water always got inside it until it rusted so bad it was useless. When it was cold, the water in the hub would freeze into a block of ice and I'd have to warm it before I could ride. I replaced it with an Alfine 11 and the ...


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Yes, the gearing should be fine. from http://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8.shtml the lowest ratio is 0.57 which is as low as many mountain bikes. The belt is actually wider than a metal chain and has longer life, so should be more robust: http://www.conti-drive-system.com/pages/faq/faq_en.html. But the internal hub has more moving parts, so is slightly less ...



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