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Posted By randallr

Two thoughts: 1) Numerous folks have spoken...

Two thoughts:
1) Numerous folks have spoken about the need for a durable wheel on PBP. A rear wheel with a Rohloff hub is symmetric (no dish) and thus inherently stronger than a dished rear wheel...
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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 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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Posted By GhostRider62

I doubt that many failures on grand randonnees...

I doubt that many failures on grand randonnees can legitimately be attributed to the bike. The probability of finishing would not seem correlated to equipment choice since the DNF rate hasn't...
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Posted By Welshboy

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is...

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is as rare now as it was back in 2007 when I rode PBP. If your dream bike is Rohloff equipped then I say go for it!
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Posted By plonz

You should be able to recover the cost of the...

You should be able to recover the cost of the bike plus the parts you bought. That’s likely about it.
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Posted By GhostRider62

I would say one strategy is getting into the...

I would say one strategy is getting into the earliest 90 hour wave. Say Wave G or H starting at 5:30 pm and then ride with a group very business-like to Villaines. I think the 90H waves go every 15...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of...

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of centuries/200ks and a 300k under my belt, with an eye toward PBP in 2015. Do you bike-commute? Good way to rack up miles and get in better shape in the...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Be forewarned that you are likely to change your...

Be forewarned that you are likely to change your mind about some things in the next 3 years. No matter how much research you do now, you may want something different as PBP 2023 nears. There is an...
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