This is a fun machine. I was first turned on to chainless bicycles in the Cyclepedia book. It was a bit tricky at first, but as soon as I got the cable tension just right it is fun to ride. I use it mostly around town to run errands. There is a rear rack that is great for grocery shopping. My longest ride on this one was right around 30 miles and that was before it was tuned with the perfect cable tension.
Bike stolen from downtown San Mateo, CA. Police report submitted.
The bike was slipping a lot especially around gear 6-7. Tighten up shifter cable. Took it for a test ride around the block and it is shifting through all gears solid / smooth. There is a tiny clicking noise, but much better than it was.
Sometime around this date I ended up tightening the cable tension for the gear cable by removing the rear dust cover and releasing the cable manually. It appears that the cable was adjusted for a 7 speed. The cable was so loose that shifting from first to second only tightened the cable and did not change gears. After adjusting the cable tension and barrel adjuster as need the bike is a lot more efficient and delivers a smoother performance. Now I have access to all 8 gears.