My Ultimate Commuter has a quick release seat post, as well as pedals that have a quick release feature. When my ebike is secured with the ABUS Bordo, and lacks a seat and pedals it's a bit more of a deterrent than an ebike only secured with a lock. Granted, if my ebike has been singled out for thievery and a thief has made needed provisions then all bets are off. Let me know if you need more detail @webcurl.This does not make sense!?
OK, sorry, you take them off with the quick release, it all makes sense now. Yes, not a bad strategy at all, no seat, no pedals for quick get away, i like it. Not for me though, but respect!My Ultimate Commuter has a quick release seat post, as well as pedals that have a quick release feature. When my ebike is secured with the ABUS Bordo, and lacks a seat and pedals it's a bit more of a deterrent than an ebike only secured with a lock. Granted, if my ebike has been singled out for thievery and a thief has made needed provisions then all bets are off. Let me know if you need more detail @webcurl.
I've never heard of quick release pedals. Anyone got a link?
Something I have started to notice is that trouble I sometimes have shifting/indexing of the Rohloff happens more in cold weather (let’s say under ~31 F).
I am happy with the power, I have not tried it with 750 yet, but I imagine decreasing it will make hill climbing slower (currently with a lot of hard peddling I can maintain 22-25 on the biggest hills I tackle daily). My main concern is for the health of the Rohloff, I would be very very sad if it were to fail. I failed to account for the more catastrophic nature of IGH gear failure vs easy to replace chain/cassettes.
Because of the amount of power it puts out and the occasional weird mis-shifts I have been stressed about damage. The shifts have been getting better, whether due to wear in, more experience, belt tension or a combination I am not sure, but mis-shifts happen less often (for a while is was several times every ride) so I am less stressed. And I have just about completely eliminated gear slip/skip using gears 5-6 to start out as Pushkar advised. it will be interesting to see what the correct starting gear with a 60 tooth front socket will be, 4-5?
After every ride? How often do you have to adjust? And i can't see where you can get a tension gauge for $12?I don't guess when it comes to adjusting belt tension, I have two belt tensioning tools which are very inexpensive and I check the belt after every ride. I have never had a belt skip, jump, or break on any of my belt drive bikes and I've been riding them for ages. You also mentioned gears skipping/jumping, that shouldn't be happening I would have the hub looked at. I don't baby mine and do a wheelie when it's safe from most lights and of course when traversing logs or other obstacles off road or on trails. Nice review, thanks. One of the tensioning tools I use is an app I downloaded from Gates which enables you to use you're phone to set the tension. That's free and easy to use and the other tool I use is a little spring loaded device available from Gates or on eBay for about $12.
@webcurl, there are inexpensive tensioners available, but I've only used the Gates Carbon Belt drive android app and it's always worked for me: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gates.carbondrivecalculator&hl=en_US
I've only ever used the app and yes it requires a quiet environment and practice "plucking".i check the tension after every ride I didn't say I adjusted it. Have you seen the various gauges? There's nothing to them, sorry if you paid more.