A (much less expensive) custom-spec (S/M) Cube belt drive/disc brake/hub gear commuter/tourer

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jahknob
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Joined: 25 May 2012, 5:02pm

A (much less expensive) custom-spec (S/M) Cube belt drive/disc brake/hub gear commuter/tourer

Postby jahknob » 25 Dec 2020, 3:45pm

This was a project that I took on to build up a bike for a friend, but the intended recipient couldn't complete the deal. The frame, forks and a good deal of the kit is brand new, the rest lightly used.

It’s based around a new Cube Travel HPA frameset - designed to be used with belt drive, hub gear and disc brakes - so perfect for a get-around-town bike (super low maintenance, no worries about effects of weather as no chain/rim brakes/exposed gear system). The difference - and what makes it a bit special compared to the standard Cube belt-drive range - is that this one has drop bars and a Versa 8 STI-style brake/shift lever.

The best comparison would be the Cube Hyde Race Trapeze, which retails at around £900-1000. This bike doesn’t have hydraulic disc brakes, but the mechanical discs fitted have the advantage in terms of simplicity when it comes to servicing (and there’s simply less to go wrong). Plus points are the drop bar and drop bar levers (providing multiple hand positions for different types of riding, mudguards, rear rack, included bottle cage and bottle and top-quality XTR front hub and silver Thomson stem (to match the seatpost and give a bit of classic silver bling).

Pics are below. Here’s the full component breakdown:

Cube Travel HPA alloy frame 46cm (S/M) with Air Bike disc forks (new)
Prestine Internal 1 1/8” headset (new)
Shimano Hollowtech BB (lightly used)
Shimano Alfine 170mm cranks (used)
Thomson Elite silver OS stem 120mm 10° (new)
Cube short-drop 40cm swept-back touring drop bars (new)
Versa Alfine 8 shift/brake levers (used)
Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes (used)
Gates CDC carbon belt (new) and matching chainring/sprocket (used)
Cube silver alloy seatpost (new)
Cube cream ladies padded saddle (new)
Alloy pedal with nylon toe clips and woven straps (new)
Cube rear pannier rack (new)
SKS Chromplastic black mudguards (new)
Mavic 317 disc rim (black) 36h on XTR front disc hub (used)
Mavic 317 disc rim (black) 32h on Shimano Alfine 8-speed rear disc hub (used)
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Control Graphene 2.0 700c x 32mm tyres (new)
Lifeline bottle cage and Puma water bottle

Price is £750.

I can throw in a pair of spare disc rotors. I also have at least one pair of used panniers that can be had for free - small black pair to carry one full shopping bag in each, or large black roll-top to carry two full shopping bags in each (but each set is a bit worn and has holes in, but will work fine as long as you use some kind of liner bag)

Bike is in N. London. Happy to answer any questions.
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jahknob
Posts: 34
Joined: 25 May 2012, 5:02pm

Re: A (much less expensive) custom-spec (S/M) Cube belt drive/disc brake/hub gear commuter/tourer

Postby jahknob » 22 Jan 2021, 3:42pm

Going to eBay this weekend.