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Posted By Salubrious

I have a 3-speed with drum brakes and they don't...

I have a 3-speed with drum brakes and they don't drag at all! The PBP has been around a while; prior to WW2 if you wanted reliable wide range gears the Sturmey Archer 3-speed was the only game in...
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That is where I started. The old SA hubs spun as...

That is where I started. The old SA hubs spun as well as the best Campy hubs made. I rode them on road bikes quite a lot.

Shimano then came out with their disastrous 11 speed. It really made me...
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Posted By Salubrious

FWIW my comments have been in the context of...

FWIW my comments have been in the context of racing. But usually its longer distances over more varied surfaces that you see randenneuring. IMO what you're mostly seeing in a lot of the longer races...
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Posted By Salubrious

This might be me but it sounds like the people...

This might be me but it sounds like the people you describe aren't used to doing their own maintenance. With the Rohloff you basically replace the oil in the hub once a year. ...
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Posted By Salubrious

The really important consideration regarding the...

The really important consideration regarding the Rohloff efficiency is break-in, which IME takes about 1000 miles. Most people don't give it that kind of patience. Once broken-in and with a good oil...
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