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Shimano Alfine long term review

6000KM in 12 months with Gates CDN/CDX and Shimano Alfine

Feb. 27, 2019 -

A year ago I tried to create the ultimate commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with the Gates CDN/CDX carbon belt drive. I received lots of messages from cyclists and commuters from all over the world. From the Swiss alps, France, Italy, Germany, United States and even "down under", Australia! You all wanted to know: how does the upgraded bike hold up?

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Road side servicing the bike: swapping a punctured tire
Road side servicing the bike: swapping a punctured tire
Downtown Amsterdam, don't forget a lock!
Downtown Amsterdam, don't forget a lock!
What matters most is the ride itself, don't forget that!
What matters most is the ride itself, don't forget that!
My commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with Gates Carbon Drive CDN/CDX, Shimano Alfine and a Schindelhauer steer
My commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with Gates Carbon Drive CDN/CDX, Shimano Alfine and a Schindelhauer steer
That nail should not be there... puncture!
That nail should not be there... puncture!
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My bike in Summer

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