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How is my commuter bike doing after 21.000KM?

Jan. 10, 2021 -

This week my trustworthy commuter bike started making strange squeaking noises when braking. It has been just over three years since I started cycling on it. People frequently ask me how the bike is performing and how the Gates Carbon CDX belt drive is doing? Time to have a look at the bike after 21.000KM!

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You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
Removing my wheel to investigate the rear brake - note all the dirt!
Removing my wheel to investigate the rear brake - note all the dirt!
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
My hydraulic brake pads were worn out! Note the damaged fork in the upper right (which is supposed to keep the pads in place)
My hydraulic brake pads were worn out! Note the damaged fork in the upper right (which is supposed to keep the pads in place)
After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
My Commuter bike in January 2021 - sharp eyes among you will spot the child's seating mount - as some things do change, ha!
My Commuter bike in January 2021 - sharp eyes among you will spot the child's seating mount - as some things do change, ha!

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