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Belt Drive Bike Photo Gallery: Wheelies, Clovers, Couplers and Paintjobs

  April 8, 2014

Festka bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is where the best custom bike builders display their artistry and innovation. This photo gallery shows some of our favorite Gates Carbon Drive bikes displayed in Charlotte at NAHBS 2014. Pictured above and below is a hand painted gem from Festka, a Czech brand based in Prague. The detailing was done by the same design firm that worked on the new Wes Anderson film “Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Festka bicycle drive detail Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Festka bicycle handlebar detail Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB Cycles, the bike brand of Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado, wheelied into Charlotte with a 29-plus mountain bike featuring the Pinion gearbox, and with a neon green 650b dirt jumper that will no doubt see some action in the Oskar Blues pump track.

REEB bicycle with Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB bicycle with Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB bicycle with Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

REEB bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Located in the high peaks of the “mountains of Indiana,” as their slogan goes, Shamrock Cycles showed their Irish pride with this lucky charm of a cyclocross racer bedazzled with green-green clovers.

Shamrock Cycles bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Shamrock Cycles bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system headtube detail

Shamrock Cycles bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Independent Fabrications owner Gary Smith, who moonlights as CEO of the textile company Polartec, built this singlespeed road bike to bring on the road during his frequent business travels. The couplers on the top tube and down tube allow him to disassemble the bike and put it in a suitcase. The Gates belt keeps it clean and low maintenance.

Independent Fabrications bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Independent Fabrications bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system coupler detail

Independent Fabrications bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive belt system

Thanks to Tim Lucking for the creative imagery. Stay tuned for more photos of beautiful belt drive bikes from NAHBS 2014.