Wednesday, March 9, 2011

quite questionable: base urban belt driven fixed bikes

(via bikerumor)
okay, i'm all for technology, but something about a belt on a fixed gear makes me cringe. yeah i've been told up the ass that belt tech have progressed so much in the last part of the 20th century, but there's only so much torque a belt can take with the violent forward/backward motion of fixed riders. the fx1.0 and fx2.0 (respectively) are belt driven fixed bikes from base urban which is under austrailia's flying machine umbrella. though cool, here are my problems: 1) the wheels. they kill the look. 2) the frame shape. why mess with the shape of a triangle? the triangle is the strongest shape off all shapes, so why throw a curve in it? 3) that top tube. what's the point in that..... can someone just make a regular looking belt driven bike?


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