I’ve been riding my Strida 5.0 for almost 5 years now morning and evening to commute back and forth between home and office, no matter the weather, covering around 5.000 kilometers.
Now I’m getting more and more frustrated because of the kevlar belt: tooth jumps, difficulties to tune and maintain the correct tension, snubber position needs to be set with laser-like precision, etc.
I am basically fed up with the belt and would like to put a chain instead, because I love my Strida and all the rest corresponds to my needs.
Any idea on the technical feasibility of this ? My main issue would be on how to tune the chain tension. Would the existing setup be sufficient ?
maybe you should change the freewheel?
However, a Korean strider modified his bike to a chain operated fixie,
few pics are here: http://photo.strida.com/en/gallery/
(Look for Strida FX of J. W. Won)
Ski vacation sounds nice to me, too! Even there might no chance to have this kind of vacation
Also, I am very happy to heard that you found your freewheel! And I hope you will find the chain in the shortest time, too!
Hum… I have to tell you that I was feel a little bit strange about the your last freewheel 13T one, because I think 16-18T may more common, maybe I am wrong? ( And, if it’s a common parts, it will be easier to get a back up one, this is what I am thinking about, you know stuffs sometimes will broken… )
yes, you are right, it’s indeed smaller than current one, but I think it’s ok, no?
Anyway, good luck! can’t wait to see the whole new Strida with chain system! ¡ánimo!
The first impression is very positive. It feels ‘lighter’ (although I doubt it really is, even if the chainring is lighter than the original, there is the extra weight of the chain). I would say mainly the feeling is to have a more ‘rigid’ frame, more responsive, which is what I was expecting.