I recently bought a new Strida 5 and the (new) belt got twisted and damaged after only a month. I’ve recently purchased a new belt. I’ve been looking all over on how to fit a new belt on this blasted bike to no avail.
Could someone please guide me through the steps?
you might follow this guide (and just cancel the not required steps).
I mean you’ll need the steps:
3. (removing not necessary, loosening the kick stand bolt is enough)
5. - 10.
20. - 24.
Please let me know if there are further questions
I’ve mentioned the following already in the Schlumpf guide but due to it’s importance I’ll repeat here:
Please check the condition of part 338 (magnet spacer)!
If the flange is bent (caused by too much tension on the wheel bolt 379) the part must be replaced.
A damaged magnet spacer may cause belt twisting.
Belt twisted twice
thanks but…wow… I need to do all that ?
how many tools do I actually need to buy just to change one belt.
I don’t understand step 1 (and certainly don’t own a 60 mm hook key?)
If there would be an easier way - why shouldn’t I tell you?
I mean - yes - you need to do the steps noted above, in sum ~ 15
(I wrote here ~ 15 because you could perhaps skip the wheel unmounting…but that doesn’t make sense: As meant above you should check 338…which is below the wheel bolt…)
At least you need the hook key and 4, 5 and 6 mm Allen keys.
And you need the hook key also for correct belt tensioning.
You really don’t understand:
- Loosen the big groove nut of the bottom bracket by using a 60 mm hook key
Well…in that case…please don’t get me wrong…I would suggest you visit a workstore and let a professional bike mechanic do the belt exchange.
Excuse me, but did you think you can work without tools?
It was a lot of work to collect the info for a basic Strida workstore - but note that’s just a part and several special tools are still missing:
Strida workshop tool guide
Btw, middle quality hook keys in that size, or adjustable ones, should be on the market for ~ 20€.
You’re maybe overwhelmed by the amount of steps I’ve listed above; please consider that they are pretty detailed.
The amount of details might be confusing at first sight, the reasons to show/write as much as possible were:
- On one hand to supply info for mechanically (half-way) experienced users to fix problems by themselves.
- And on the other to help mechanically less experienced Striders to get comprehensible advice to decide whether they will be able to fix by DIY - or to need a professional.
So, I’d really love to guide you - but without any effort (and a few tools) by yourself I’m unfortunately overcharged.
Free Christmas offer just for you:
Bring bike/belt to Vienna, we’ll replace it, check/replace together 338 (you receive a hook key?), visit a Viennese bike store and have a beer