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    Litespeed Sewanee. 60mm rear travel, with Surly tensioner.
    need to put in a stopper to limit the tensioner travel beyond what is needed to accommodate the chain growth due to rear travel. without the stopper, i get chain drop occasionally.
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    Nice! Can you take another link out of the chain? Or reverse the spring in the tensioner to push up instead of down? Also, what cables are you using for the speedhub?

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    Distance to chain stay is small, so using push up cannot accommodate much. Also, I think chain will be without tension more frequently as the weight of tensioner will swing it away under shock.
    I'm pretty sure chain is the shortest possible when it was installed. However chain length grew considerably after 1 yr. I didn't check, but I don't think it's that much.
    Anyway, I've retired this bike. I've just setup a Funk La Ruta softail which eliminates the need for tensioner. Will post some pics once I get it tuned in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybags View Post
    Nice! Can you take another link out of the chain? Or reverse the spring in the tensioner to push up instead of down? Also, what cables are you using for the speedhub?
    Those are Nokon housing/cables.

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    Oh man, I've been dreaming about this for years...
    I'm getting ready to order an ogre (as soon as their available in 20") and hook up either a 7 speed drum nexus or 7 speed coaster brake spectro.
    I'll definitely post pics as soon as it's built.
    I've got an old cantilevered schwinn that i put a shimano 3cc on and that thing is a blast on shorter trails.

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    Let me try again.

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    Still waiting on one more part to make her rideable, but I thought I'd share since she's essentially together...

    On One Scandal 29er frame + RS Reba 100m fork + Alfine 11 IGH

    My build thread is in the One One Forum:

    Vik's Scandal 29er Build...
    Safe riding,

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    Pugs with a NuVinci

    The Nate on a Rolling Darryl at 14 psi has awesome traction.
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    The trek with a lefty runs a nuvinci, the KHS urban uno is a fixed gear 3-speed, the hooligan i run an alfine 8, the sharkfire is a 7 speed nexus. My preference is the nuvinci
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    here's my heavy duti
    bought the bike for $25 out of somebody's front yard, it had original fork, pedals and seat but those all broke after the first year
    i've got right around 2 bills in it including purchase cost

    the shimano 3cc coaster cartridge hub was a gift from a buddy after he saw the bike and i told him what i wanted to do with it. it's a bad little hub, never had a problem with it and this thing is my numero uno. daily commuter, and occasional mtn bike when i feel froggy. i had some old head at a show tell me i had no business riding a coaster brake at 200 lbs but i've got over 1000 miles on it, and have only repacked it once.

    bike -- $25
    hub -- free
    surly new front hub -- $20
    rims -- $20 at trexlertown
    spokes -- $40
    fork -- $15
    front brake -- $5
    velo orange saddle -- $25 at le cirque in leesburg va
    seatpost -- $10
    kenda k-rad sneakers -- $30
    pedals -- $10


    this thing is a blast off road and a tank heading down wisconsin ave here in dc plus nobody wants to touch it so i never worry about it being locked up at the bar!!!
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    Welldone - not a bad ride for the money you spent.
    Looks great to cruise around on.

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    I finished my 3rd DIY bike frame. Some custom Lefty clamps from MendonCycleSmith and an old clamp style Lefty give a 17.5mm *reverse* Pugsley style axle offset. It's like the Pug's rear end, just the other way. It gives enough clearance to stuff a fat tire on the front.

    I like the Alfine so far. The clutch feeling is a little weird, but not bad weird.



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    That bike is freaky but so cool. Love it!

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    I love your bamboo lefty™! That thing rocks!!! Please contact me first should you ever consider selling that thing!
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    Lapierre Zesty 514 (2010) Rohloff



    Zesty 514 w/ Rohloff speddhub. A few more grams but the bike looks very neat now. Removed the gear shifters, both front & rear derailleurs, one (more) chainring and lots of cables.



    Monkeybone adapter, clipped on the brake adaptor; the chainstay seems to have been designed right for the Rohloff. Cable box integration is just perfect.



    Chain tensioner, protected by the original carbon plate.

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    My Rohloff tourer with a different fork (Kinesis DC19 off my road bike) and magic geared to run without the chain tensioner:-


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    The bike shop decided to fit the goldie looking chain
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    Hiya Chocolatebike....lovely looking and well done on the magic gearing. I would just throw caution as the chain wears and stretches. Only other thing would be to ask why you have the long torque arm and not a Monkeybone and the OEM2 plate or the Speedbone?

    Hey, why not go the whole hog and get a frame builder to fit some sliding dropouts to the back end?!!

    LOVE those forks (am having a frame built out of Reynolds 853 to fit them!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybags View Post
    Only other thing would be to ask why you have the long torque arm and not a Monkeybone and the OEM2 plate or the Speedbone?

    LOVE those forks (am having a frame built out of Reynolds 853 to fit them!)
    I'm going to have to read up on the Monkeybone etc.
    Damn, just as I thought the bike was finished.......................

    Good luck with your new frame !


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    So I will soon be on my 3rd Alfine-11, I sure hope the third one is the good one

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    ****ing spammers. I wish I could stab every last one of them right in the face.

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    3rd as in the first one lost 2nd gear.
    The second one had trouble keeping it's oil in.
    Hopefully lucky number 3 will be perfect.

    I don't have the words to express how strongly I do NOT want to go back to derailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    So I will soon be on my 3rd Alfine-11, I sure hope the third one is the good one

    Keep us informed
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    wow 3 alfine 11's, I am feeling better about getting my fat sand bike with the three speed so I can go with the alfine 8 or nuvinci

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    Oh no! Now would be a bad time to say that Mittelmeyer are bringing out a drop bar road levers which work with rohloff and hydraulic brakes huh?! X

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    I bought one Rohloff...........!

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