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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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I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
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)
The rear CDX sprocket is still looking great (albeit a bit dusty) after 19.000KM!
The rear CDX sprocket is still looking great (albeit a bit dusty) after 19.000KM!
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!
You can see the light coming through right next to the disc - nothing is obstructing it and the squeaking noise is gone!
You can see the light coming through right next to the disc - nothing is obstructing it and the squeaking noise is gone!

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