RE: [CR]Cinelli Roller drive belt/bands?!?!?!

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From: "Scott L. Minneman" <>
To: "'Matthew Gorski'" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Cinelli Roller drive belt/bands?!?!?!
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:48:13 -0800
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Oops, sorry, slightly insufficient information...the website for McMaster-Carr is Do a search for round through to solid, urethane, correct diameter, etc. In California, just use their default shipping...they use California Overnight for next to nothing in shipping charges and you have the stuff the next day.

You do *not* need the joining kit or the heat knife. Maybe, if if you going into production -- but for a one-off, you'll do fine using a stove burner, your hands, and a sharp knife.

My belt runs quieter and works better than the original one ever did. Enjoy.

Scott Minneman San Francisco, CA, USA

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Scott L. Minneman Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 2:22 PM To: 'Matthew Gorski' Cc: Subject: RE: [CR]Cinelli Roller drive belt/bands?!?!?!

For my Weyless rollers, I just bought some urethane round belting from McMaster-Carr (available in myriad diameters, and by the foot), cut it to length, joined the ends (heat to bubbling with an open flame of some sort, push together (it'll mushroom locally, and you'll get full-cross-section joint)), trimmed the seam back to round (with a razor blade or Xacto knife) to keep it quiet), and all was good. Practice a couple of times, if you've never done this before.

If you can measure an existing belt carefully, you might be able to find a pre-made one that'll work, like one of these:

...but it's safer and more satisfying to do it yourself (especially if your original belt is toast/missing, and you're not sure about the exact length).

Scott Minneman San Francisco, CA, USA

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Matthew Gorski Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 1:35 PM To: Subject: [CR]Cinelli Roller drive belt/bands?!?!?!

Greetings all,

Does anyone have a current source of rubber belts/bands for Cinelli rollers??? Mine have dried up

and cracked. I bought an old roller racer dial some time back and want to get all these ready for

some roller races at the FarWest Milano CC clubhouse this spring.


Matt Gorski

Belmont Shore,