@falldowngoboom - sweet ride! Is that bamboo? Or is it painted to look like bamboo?
I'm just getting into cx this year and I want to build my own bike. I'm pretty sure I want to go with a single-speed, but wasn't sure if I should go with a chain or a carbon drive. I've been hearing nothing but good on the carbon.
I'll be riding in the northern midwest, Minnesota and Wisconsin so it'll will, most often than none, be muddy, or possibly snowy.
Thanks for the replies! Keep them coming! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season!
Yup - bamboo. Boo Bicycles, I won't get into a shameless self promotion here, the photo speaks for itself. Contact me if you want to see more blingy photos or have questions.
You probably already are way ahead of me here, but on the odd chance you've overlooked it, you MUST have a split in the rear triangle in which you can insert the belt. Usually done at the rear dropout with any variety of the "no mine's better" methods. A chain you can obviously do whatever you want, especially with an awesome SRAM powerlink on an 8 spd chain.
Everything I hear about mud/snow clearance with the belts is very positive, and I hope to test that out this season (doing my rain/mud dance now).