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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had an old three speed in storage since...

I have had an old three speed in storage since the 1980s when I could no longer find the tire size it used for sale in any stores. And that was pre-internet so I did not have a very good...
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I think that Rohloff has had three generations of...

I think that Rohloff has had three generations of twist grips. First was a rounded triangular shape, second which is what I have was more rounded, and third has some sizeable wavy shaped bumps on it...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting the photo, this thread being...

Thanks for posting the photo, this thread being on Rohloffs for longer brevets, it makes sense to have a photo of one of the drop bar options besides my bar end option with the Hubbub adapter.

The...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

It took me some time to find it, is that the Co...

It took me some time to find it, is that the Co Motion shifter?
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nice looking bike, but it is too clean. You need...

Nice looking bike, but it is too clean. You need to go get it dirtier. Mine has an eccentric bottom bracket for chain tension adjustment.
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Some Rohoff hubs are on bikes that were not...

Some Rohoff hubs are on bikes that were not designed with a way to adjust chain tension, they will have a chain tensioner that hangs from a derailleur hanger. So, while unlikely, it is possible to...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the consensus is that Son is best, SP PV...

I think the consensus is that Son is best, SP PV series is close behind, Shimano after them.

That said, there have been many models of Shimanos over the years, some much better than others. And I...
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This is the first I have read of someone that...

This is the first I have read of someone that could see the difference riding with a dyno powered light on.

If I lift my front wheel off the ground and give it a spin, if my light is off it will...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

My preference for cables is that I can fix that. ...

My preference for cables is that I can fix that.

On the touring board it has also been commented that Shimano brifters go through cables faster than you would expect. I have never used Shimano...
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I am clearly a low wattage rider too. But on a...

I am clearly a low wattage rider too. But on a bike tour, usually I can travel a shorter distance in a day if it is a day with uphills or headwinds. My last tour (pre-Covid), there were some 10 or 11...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought some cheap ball bearing jockey wheels...

I bought some cheap ball bearing jockey wheels and put them on my rando bike and light touring bike last year. I doubt that they help much, but the stock pulley wheels on my Shimano derailleur had no...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I read that article several years ago, I am not...

I read that article several years ago, I am not going to re-read it now.

I previously noted in my first post on this thread that:
I would prefer a derailleur system for brevets. If I was starting...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not find it to be more effort than a Shimano...

I do not find it to be more effort than a Shimano bar end shifter. With 14 gears, when I want to change a lot of gears, like cresting a steep hill where in a very short time I want to go from gear 1...
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The people doing the efficiency studies usually...

The people doing the efficiency studies usually bought new equipment. And most Rohloff owners will tell you that their hubs got smoother over time. And I think there was some change in the seals that...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

There might be some curious people reading this...

There might be some curious people reading this thread that want to learn more about Rohloffs. And the OP might still pursue getting one. On the touring board I wrote up a more lengthy post a few...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspected that. The Americano is built to carry...

I suspected that. The Americano is built to carry a load, and when he was buying a new titanium bike a few years later with a derailleur drive train, it sounded like he came to the same conclusion.
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are so few people now that know what half...

There are so few people now that know what half step gearing is, I rarely mention it.

The bike I built up four years ago that I consider my light touring bike has a 3X8 half step plus granny drive...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes, the average gear change from one gear to the...

Yes, the average gear change from one gear to the next on a Rohloff is almost exactly the same size jump as 53-13 to 53-17.

Every gear change on a Rohloff is almost identical in percent change....
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only ridden a few 200k brevets, so do not...

I have only ridden a few 200k brevets, so do not count me as having any knowledge on riding PBP or any 1200k.

But, I do bike tours on a Rohloff bike. I also have two derailleur bikes that I use...
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