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    Default A stunning commuter bike

    The designer of the bike has an interesting background. Paul Budnitz Bicycles
     

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    Nice lines. Looks a lot like a black sheep speedster (or alternatively: reminiscent of a merlin newsboy).

    Can anyone tell me what this detail's all about?
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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    There are also bolts at the seatstay bridge on one of the models. Perhaps to split the frame to install the belt drive?

    Anyone know who is doing the fabrication?
     

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    Quote Originally Posted by randonneur View Post
    Can anyone tell me what this detail's all about?
    That's where you can open the chainstay for installing the belt.
     

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    An interesting commuter served up with some stunning attitude. We'll tell you what you all you need to know, what you can see, what constitutes inexpensive, and how cool is our founder!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by randonneur View Post
    Nice lines. Looks a lot like a black sheep speedster (or alternatively: reminiscent of a merlin newsboy).

    Can anyone tell me what this detail's all about?
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    I believe it's to tension the belt. There's probably one on the other CS too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawhoo View Post
    Anyone know who is doing the fabrication?
    Looks most certainly like James from Black Sheep (the chainstay design was a dead giveaway).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork View Post
    I believe it's to tension the belt. There's probably one on the other CS too.
    Of course! Thanks, I didn't clue in that they weren't using slotted dropouts on the rear.
     

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    cool looking bike.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    cool looking bike.
    needs fenders and racks... ducking

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    needs fenders and racks... ducking

    -g
    Yeah, I was going to say. A great looking design. Belt drive and discs are a good feature.

    An ideal commuter for someone who lives in a dry cool environment. No fenders to ward off damp. Wearing a messenger bag in even moderately warm weather and your shirt gets drenched with sweat.

    Headlight and tail light mount options rather limited as well.
     

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    No fenders != commuter. No rack is +/- but certainly isn't helping the cause.
     

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    it has mounts. Isn't that enough?
    we are about to break the surly bonds of gravity and punch the face of God!

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    I'd love to be a spectator while watching someone tension that belt.
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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    Some awesome fab skills from Blacksheep shown there, but I too wonder about the amount of cussing and contortions it would take to tension the belt that way.
    Plus, I think it's funny how the designer guy can take the basic Fat Chance segmented fork and give it a trademarked name!

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    I'll pass. Everything is trademarked. And apparently fabbed by Lynskey.

    Paul Budnitz Bicycles trademark Cantilever Frames™ ,U™ and Half-Crown™ forks are stunning — and are designed to optimize each bicycle's ride. The gentle split top-tube arc that characterizes all of our frames flexes in the right places, and is stiff in others. We make our own titanium seatposts, stems, and Speedbar™ handlebars. All of our proprietary Ti parts are handmade by Lynskey Performance in the USA, the world's top Titanium bicycle fabricator.
     

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    Dude my commuter was $60 of 1987 Fuji and sports 4lbs of all-steel fenders - that's a commuter. Not this bullshit.
     

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    I wonder how much that Ti fork flexes?
     

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    That commuter showed up on Hypebeast. Which I find to be sort of amusing, odd, ironic all rolled up into one.
     

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    Default Re: A stunning commuter bike

    Quote Originally Posted by VertigoCycles View Post
    I'd love to be a spectator while watching someone tension that belt.
    I tried to wrap my head around that one too. It would seem to me that the distance between 'right' and 'not right' on a belt is nearly invisible if not microscopic.

    I did think a long taper of 2x4 betwen the tire and the BB might be the ticket for that one, just slip it in and roll the wheel by hand to suck it in and push back on the belt.

    I get the telescoping stays but how are they spliting the driveside to put the belt in?

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