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  • 11-09-2008
    freerider145
    Post Your Bad Boy!
    Let’s see your Bad Boys!

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    A European ’07 Bad Boy Ultra with the Headsite, Fi’zi:k Blink and CatEye Micro Wireless.

    It’s my second Bad Boy; the previous one was a ’08 Ultra 8 which I swapped for this ’07 Ultra. I had the 8 only for five days - the Ultra is way better, and I like the geometry of the 2007 frame more. It’s also got a much nicer paintjob!
  • 11-09-2008
    arquitonto
  • 11-18-2008
    freerider145
    Where is everybody? :-P Must be some more Bad Boy owners - especially in the USA, where the bike is from!
  • 11-18-2008
    mrwibble
    1 Attachment(s)
    My BB Ultra 2008.
    Ergon GC2, Airspeed Dual Pump, Aeroguard for Crankset, Cannondale Seat Cover and Water Bottle. The last of the good Bad Boys.
  • 11-18-2008
    dennis rides Scott
    These guys has build some great Bad Boys. Look here!
    http://www.probike.be/article.php3?id_article=421
  • 11-19-2008
    fumi
    Just bought the Bad Boy Ultra 2009. I live in Japan so it was a little difficult to get hold of. I'm not that familiar with gear set up though. What does the shifter on the left bar do? The guy tried to explain it me but my Japanese is not that good.

    http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...i2009/new1.jpg

    http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...i2009/new2.jpg

    http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...i2009/new3.jpg
  • 11-19-2008
    Baker921
    It operates the front derailleur which moves the chain between the front rings, attached to your cranks.
  • 11-19-2008
    fumi
    I see. What is the advantage of that? Does it allow you to shift quicker or something? I think he said something like that.
  • 11-19-2008
    rvmdmechanic
    Front gears are larger jumps at a time ~ 10 teeth instead of 1 or 3 or so.
  • 11-19-2008
    fumi
    Ah, I see. Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. Is there any other advice anyone would give a first-time owner? Servicing, things to look out for etc?

    great forum btw.
  • 11-20-2008
    citybiker
    1 Attachment(s)
    My Bad Boy
    How's this...

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  • 11-20-2008
    XJaredX
    Nice! How do you like the Brooks saddle? I am thinking about pulling the trigger on ordering a B-17N but I keep hesitating
  • 11-20-2008
    citybiker
    LOVE my Brooks...I have over 2500 miles on it now..still looks the same, Comfortable, durable, a tad on the heavy side, but so am I. lol
  • 11-21-2008
    badboy
    this is sexy stuff.
  • 11-21-2008
    badboy
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2001 badboy
    Love it to the death still.
  • 01-08-2009
    derekr
    2 Attachment(s)
    New Badboy 8
    Went into my local bike shop the other day and spotted this little beauty for iresistable price!!!!

    First ride last night down some schweet country roads with the lights blazing :D

    My first EVER road bike, i'm gona start the comute to work next week :thumbsup:
  • 01-08-2009
    rvmdmechanic
    I want that bike!!! But not for $800+ fees to import :(
  • 01-11-2009
    mrwibble
    2 Attachment(s)
    Couple more of my bike, changed the cassette to PG-970 12-26 and medium cage X9. Shifts like a dream now.
  • 01-13-2009
    billysan
    Heres my 2008 Bad Boy Rohloff;

    http://www.photohost.org/gallery/dat...0IMG_1975s.jpg
    http://www.photohost.org/gallery/dat...0IMG_1955s.jpg
    http://www.photohost.org/gallery/dat...0IMG_1972s.jpg

    Only changed the bars for some Eastons in these pics. Its currently running as a 69er with a 26" matching Sun DS2 up front and cross tyres all round. I want to run it as a 29er mtb but you cant put anything bigger on a 700c x 28 on the front with the fatty headshock. Good excuse for a lefty I think ;)
  • 01-14-2009
    mrwibble
    I thought the Rohloff was pretty much the perfect commuter bike, the Rohloff gearing was superb.
  • 01-14-2009
    billysan
    It was the perfect commuter bike, when I cycled 5 miles to work. I now live less than a mile away so walk, and head office is 200 miles away so I most definately drive that. Hence the bike is seeing only recreational use, and as I have a nice road bike already the bad boy will be only seeing offroad duty.

    Rohloffs are superb though. I would never have considdered one before buying this. But I got such a good deal on the bike I couldnt turn it down. Now I dont think I'd even considder anything else if I was building up a purpose MTB. I'd recomend one to anyone.
  • 01-14-2009
    mrwibble
    I would see about putting two 26" rims on the bike with as big as tyres you can get on, then you would have a good mtb. Is it possible to have the Rohloff hub rebuilt onto to a 26" rim? The Rohloff Bad Boy and the Bad Boy Ultra 2008 models are the very best Bad Boys at their peak. 2009 models are lesser quality.
  • 01-15-2009
    derekr
    Has anyone with the rolhoff tried the alfine hub? Be interest in sharing your opinions?

    Great bike tho, i'm also considering what was said above, getting a hope hoop with DT Swiss 4.2d for the front and getting a 4.2d rim built onto the alfine for the back.

    Cheers

    Derek
  • 01-15-2009
    billysan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by derekr
    Has anyone with the rolhoff tried the alfine hub? Be interest in sharing your opinions?

    Great bike tho, i'm also considering what was said above, getting a hope hoop with DT Swiss 4.2d for the front and getting a 4.2d rim built onto the alfine for the back.

    Cheers

    Derek

    I was about to pull the trigger on an '08 ultra 8 instead of mine but a different shop offered me the rohloff for less than the rrp on the u8!!!

    However the alfine would have made me just as happy. I virtually never use the extremities of the gearing on the rohloff, I keep it between 5 and 12 99% of the time. The alfine had plenty of gear range for my needs. I also far prefer rapid fire style shifters, but was slightly dissapointed that the alfine one doesnt block shift in either direction. My rohloff hasnt fully broken in yet so I cant say for sure, but the alfine felt smoother to shift. Its also nice not having the annoying 7-8 gear issue of the rohloff as they are the gears I use the most. For the price difference I dont think you are any worse off with the alfine what so ever. It is a very nice hub. Go for it, I dont think you'll regret it!!
  • 01-15-2009
    fokof
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by derekr
    Has anyone with the rolhoff tried the alfine hub? Be interest in sharing your opinions?

    I have a bike with a Nexus red band ( same internals as Alfine) and a 1FG with a Rohloff.

    It's not very comparable , it's really two different leagues.The price too isn't in the same league !
    The Alfine makes a nice commuter drive but I wouldn't use it on my main MTB.
    I have the Rolhoff since 2006 , changes the cables after one week , since then , I changed oil once. And it has been through serious mud and snow.

    Rohloff , no contest....