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Cycle Monkey

Internal Gearing Specialists, Bicycle Distribution & Service Center

Blog - Tag: Belt Drive

Custom Independent Fabrication commuter frame built using a blend of road and mountain geometry.This titanium Independent Fabrication frame was custom-built for a customer looking for his dream commuter bike. He wanted a good looking bike that he could use to comfortably explore the East Coast bike paths and city streets near his home.

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At nearly 5 inches wide, the Surly Moonlander's tires are designed to have maximum float and traction to ride through snow, sand, or deep mud.Just in time for winter, we built this Surly Moonlander for a customer who recently moved to the snowy state of Minnesota. He wanted a bike that could tackle the frosty bike paths and snowbanks of the Midwest in winter but that he could also take on some singletrack and dirt expeditions when the weather warmed up.

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Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive equipped CommuterWe recently completed this beautiful titanium Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates belt drive commuter bike for a customer based in San Rafael, CA. He wanted an 'ultimate commuter' bike with integrated features and built for long term heavy use similar to the Firefly E.P.U.C we highlighted previously.

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We built this bike for a local customer in El Cerrito, CA as an insurance replacement for a bike that was stolen.  While he was sad to loose his old bike, he got some nice upgrades with the replacement: disc brakes, 29" wheels, custom frame.  He had purchased a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 several years earlier for a different bike, but that hub had subsequently gone unused following a bike swap.

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Mid-weight On/Off Road Wheels   Intended use: Mountain biking/commuting   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14      internal gear hub offers reliable all-weather shifting        performance; Schmidt SON28 dynamo hub to power        lights; sturdy enough to handle road and trail hazards      without being too heavy    Recommended rider weight: <200lbs   Wheel Size: 26"Wheel build details   Rims: Velocity Aeroheat, Custom anodized red   Front hub: Schmidt SON28 Dynamo (32H)   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race    Nipples: Sapim Brass   Lacing: 3x // 2x   Extras:  Avi

We built this bright green commuter for one of our customers in Anchorage, AK.  He had been commuting on an aluminum cyclocross frame and wanted to switch to a steel bike for better comfort.  He was also looking for a more durable frame to do some touring on.  He had picked up a used Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and sent it down to us for an overhaul and to be built up with a Chris King front hub into a wheelset.

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We built this steel touring bike for a customer in Henderson, NV to replace the Surly Cross Check that he had been riding.  He came to us two and a half years ago to build a rear wheel with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 to replace the derailleur system on his Cross Check, and a couple months later, we built him a matching front wheel with a Phil Wood Touring hub.

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These photos of a titanium super commuter were submitted by Firefly Bicycles.  This bike has all manner of bells and whistles and an amazing level of component integration.  The guys at Firefly have nearly three decades of experience building top quality bike frames, but what really sets them apart is their amazing level of creativity and attention to detail.  The finishes on their bikes are often understated, but striking.

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