Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
Another advantage of chains is they are narrower, allowing the engine to be a little shorter. But I like them mainly because they are reliable and long-lasting.
I agree. I would prefer having a chain in the engine of my car as I have in the engine of one of my motorbikes. At least they don't "fail" basically destroying the engine, as belts can do. Even if the cost is a bit higher and the noise is a bit higher, I would still prefer chains. A distribution belt is the single worst point of failure of an engine and probably the bigger engine killer on the planet.

But I prefer film, and the market prefers digital. People has wrong priorities it seems.

Maybe belt-based distributions are easier to put "in phase".