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    Rohloff Raleigh

    Bought a used Rohloff hub this past winter, had Cyclemonkey in Albany CA do some work on it and build up the wheel. The bike is finally coming together, though I am looking at possibly changing out the 38t chain ring to a 40t. Before the IGH, had added the carbon fork, Thomson seat post and BB7s. So far great fun, though still need to do some trail test rides.






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    Ended up turning my Gary Fisher Rig (pictured earlier in this thread) into an On One Inbred 29er in the end... Found the Rig a bit too long, and a bit too Aluminium for my tastes, so bought a Purple Inbred frame... And since I built it up, it's been my most ridden bike for sure. I absolutely love it!





    Since the photos were taken, I have serviced the forks and upped them to 100mm of travel, which has made the bike handle even better and means it can now be ridden down things like you would a 26" wheeled DH bike, it's that confidence inspiring!

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    Wow markyboy1980 thats a great on one very nice!

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    New frame same Rohloff.

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    Its in the works. Started off as a Raleigh XXIX. With some extensive mods its now a Alfine 8 with a belt drive.



    Build thread here Alfine ,belt drive, 29er project

    After I get back from vacation in a couple of weeks I'm getting it painted. And its going on a diet.

    Tim

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    I think my bike is the oldest with an internal hub. 1936 Ohio built Mercury with a Nexus 8/rollerbrake rear and a Sturmey drum up front.



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    Wow...

    Tim, read through your build thread, amazing, you are one capable/prepared guy. I didn't buy my XXIX with the thought of putting an IGH on it, though I had been checking out Rohloff hubs for a while. Took the plunge, bought a used one, knowing the XXIX with the EBB would allow the set up to be strait forward. The back end is definitely heavy... looking forward to seeing your painted build.

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    sandmag....lots of nice details on that frame. great to see it up and running.

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    Nice frame/bike - well done.
    Only thing I might like different are the pedals.

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    +3 on the sweet build sandman... it's cool to see an example of a vintage frame build, helps me see where some contemporary designers are drawing inspiration from.

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    Oh how i want a Speed Hub.... but no money . Maybe I can sell one of the kids...I'm not recomending a belt drive/ Alfine combo for MTB use unless you really like pain. Don't get me wrong the bike rides great its just with such a narrow chain line and the pain of getting it to work right. I hope the Alfine 11 is better.

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    I so like that bike. That rear wish bone and chain tensioners are so rad.

    Tim

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    I liked the idea of using a carbon belt drive in conjunction with the Rohloff, but never seriously considered it as an option. If I was going that route, my route would have been to get a carbon belt drive compatible frame, I don't have the metal working knowledge/tools/access to tools that you have. Also, the Rohloff purchase and then disc brake conversion/wheel build already cost enough money. I see the Rohloff as a long term investment, the Raleigh edition is the first of hopefully a few builds.

    FWIW, I bought the hub off of eBay, seems to be fine. There was a speedhub that recently sold on eBay for ~$900, disc brake ready, built into a (touring) wheel, though it had a bolt on axle. If you don't mind buying used, might be something to look at.

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    Here's Mine....

    From new to recent in it's various forms...

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm
    From new to recent in it's various forms...

    Enjoy,

    Al
    wow. looks like you're in for some epic trips with that rig. jealous.

    /not jealous for the reason you wear that hat though. I hate flies.
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    Sweet solar setup you've got there. Any details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought
    Sweet solar setup you've got there. Any details?
    Mate,

    It's a 20W panel that feeds into a 12 AH PS series Century deep cycle sealed lead acid battery. I don't bother with a regulator as I have a Panasonic Tough Book coupled to it 90% of the time. I also charge the satellite phone and camera batteries off it.

    It all works well in high solar radiation situations but in our lower South West it sucks because the useful radiation is very low and sun hours per day drop off drastically. Not to mention alternating between shadow and sunlight in the forest.

    For the above reason I'm now discussing having a brushless 100W generator made, I'm going to turn it into a front hub, the catching point is how to disconnect it when going uphill. ie I only want it generating when going downhill or on a flat with a tail wind as 100Watts is quite a resistance.

    I have a manufacture in Melbourne who is quite prepared to give it a go for $750 AU.

    Al

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    What a setup! How do you hang the panniers off your front fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airspeed
    What a setup! How do you hang the panniers off your front fork?

    Mate, simple really, because they're Maverick SC32's I have just used a pipe 'U' bolt type clamp. It's a bit close on the LHS looking from the front 'cuse the wheel has a minor offset....must fix it one day.....

    EDIT.... Don't over tighten the 'U' clamps because it'll distort the fork housing.

    Some pics for you.

    By using the Mavericks it means the weight of the pannier load is not 'unsprung' weight. This means the suspension isn't having to pick up that weight on every bump it works on.

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    Weight Weenie Rohloff

    Here is my new weight weenie build around the Rohloff. Currently the bike complete weighs 22lbs which after I change the fork, seat post, saddle and pedals will be closer to 20-21lbs. I decided to circumvent the cable box(external shift mech) by glueing on some cables stops. The bike as a whole is very quick and responsive, an excellent race bike.
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    Long time coming, but here it is built.

    2009 anodized Chameleon with Rohloff




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    Greetings from Germany, 2010 Gary Fisher Paragon, Custom build






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    Quote Originally Posted by justilew
    Here is my new weight weenie build around the Rohloff. Currently the bike complete weighs 22lbs which after I change the fork, seat post, saddle and pedals will be closer to 20-21lbs. I decided to circumvent the cable box(external shift mech) by glueing on some cables stops. The bike as a whole is very quick and responsive, an excellent race bike.
    I can't see how you tension the chain...do you have a EBB?

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    1939 Schwinn DX Retro-mod with Sturmey Archer 8-speed

    Finished the build today. Very happy with the results
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    Frame: 1939 Schwinn DX "Schwinn Ace", S/N: B21178
    Fork: NOS Tange TX-1200
    Headset: NOS Tange MX-2
    Stem: Ashtabula (1978)
    Handlebar: 90's BMX cruiser Answer Alumilite 7075
    Grips: Ritchey True Grips (contemporary)
    Brake Levers: NOS/NIB 1987 Dia Compe AD 290 4-finger levers in grey
    Chain: KMC BMX Z-chain in silver
    Cranks: 175mm TA ProVis 5 anniversary edition with retro stickers
    Chainring: TA 30T
    Bottom Bracket: Tange 68x122.5 with TruVativ bottom bracket adapter (both contemporary)
    Pedals: NOS MKS BMX-7
    Rims: Araya 7C 26x1.75. NOS silver, stripped and re-anodized red
    Hubs: Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) rear; X-FD front
    Tires: Cheng Shin C693 26x2.125
    Saddle: Brooks B-72 w/ chrome rails
    Seatpost: Custom turned solid 6061, clear anodized
    Seatpost Binder: Campy

    Weight: 38 lbs of klunker fun

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    That is seriously cool, thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Awesome build! well done.

    Can you tell me about the torque arm clamp, is it a Sturmey Archer part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar
    Awesome build! well done.

    Can you tell me about the torque arm clamp, is it a Sturmey Archer part?
    Thanks!

    No, I couldn't find a 1" brake arm clip, so I fashioned this out of a MX BMX hinged seatpost clamp.

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    Really liking these vintage rebuilds, sweet rig! What kind of budget range is a person looking at for such a project?

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    WOW.

    That is authentic retro to the nth degree. A beautiful representation of the beginning of this sport.

    I can't stop looking.

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    I can't see how you tension the chain...do you have a EBB?
    Yes, I have an EBB from Forward Components.

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    Alfine Foes FXR

    Just completed build......





    Now for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everett37
    Really liking these vintage rebuilds, sweet rig! What kind of budget range is a person looking at for such a project?
    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    The budget was more than my wife probably cares to know about, but I think I have around $1.3k into it or so... a klunker build really tends to nickel-and-dime you.

    But I smile every time I ride it

    Keep on klunkin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everett37
    Really liking these vintage rebuilds, sweet rig! What kind of budget range is a person looking at for such a project?
    I will break it down for you:
    1936 Mercury Frame + Fork = $65
    Wheels/ Nexus hub with shfter = $449
    Skull Skates bar = $90 shipped
    Cranks = $160
    Tires $50
    Used pedals $50
    Brooks saddle $60
    Alloy rod seatpost $15
    Stem $15
    Chain $21
    Powder coat $75
    Magura Levers free
    Bottom bracket adaptor $15
    Parts i bought that I did not use in the end $150

    In the end I spent about $1250 maybe a bit more, I ride this bike every day to and from work and even on the trails. It can be done much cheaper if you are patient. I am doing another using mostly original parts that should come out much cheaper. I am working on getting a Schwinn DX like J's that will probably cost alot more.

    Is it practical? No. Is it fast? Not really. Is it fun? Hell yes! Is it comfy? Oh yeah. Does it totally kick ass and make me smile like a kid everytime I ride it? Yep!

    These bikes aren't for everyone but I have taken this thing on all my local trails and I have yet to find anything it can't handle.

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    Its finally built and Im really loving the Rohloff. Definitely takes some getting used too initially but Im a believer now! Thanks to all who answered my many questions!








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    welcome to the club...we get attached to our Rohloff's!

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    My new 29er inbred with alfine. Love it. Fits me nicely and love the shifting of the Alfine. Looking forward to the new 11 speed model.




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    J_Westy and Sandmangts, thanks for the budget info (particularly the detailed breakdown)... I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a vintage frame, but such a build is a long ways out for me. At the rate I'm going, my Rohloff Raleigh (considering the weight) is sort of my 'klunker' build... funds are limited for another IGH bike at this point. Keep Cruisin'! Everett37

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    Wink

    2006 Marin Wolfridge

    2009 Cove G Spot

    2010 SC Chameleon

    I've got a nice 27 speed bike but don't use it much

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    Chain tension

    MHC,
    How did you manage the chaintension on your G-spot?
    Thanks,
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    2009 Surly 1x1 11th Anniversary Edition, Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub, 24"x2.5" Large Marge rims, 24"x3" Arrow Racing Wide Bite tires:

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    Clint - magic ratio of 38/16 & change the chain to the Chameleon when it wears to the point that it touches the chainstay @ around 700 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHC
    2010 SC Chameleon
    Like this a lot. Very similar in concept and build to my chameleon




    Why have you kept the mech hanger on there though?!

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    Hey, Leopold, what kind of lights are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch2
    Hey, Leopold, what kind of lights are those?
    Home made. Brighter than necessary, just as they look in the daytime. Take a trip over to the DIY Lights forums section.
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    ahh, I am new to the diy thing. I had a quick scan a while ago and am messing with the 3 cree from Lux-rc. I'll have a closer look....I like what you've done there.

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    Internal Hub MTBs, post yours here!-igh-3-speed-768-x-1024-.jpg
    Scott Sportster Customized
    3-Speed Nexus Disc Hub
    Nexus Gripshift
    Shimano Hydro Disc brakes
    Suntour NRX air fork with lockout.
    Suspension Seatpost.
    Scwalbe Land Cruiser tyres
    WTB 700c rims
    Truvativ Crank
    Truvativ Handlebars.
    Rides great offroad and onroad.
    Reasonably light.
    3 speed enough gear range for my riding.
    Better than singlespeed for me.

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    My new bike - 50th birthday present

    Here's my new bike:





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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    I think my bike is the oldest with an internal hub. 1936 Ohio built Mercury with a Nexus 8/rollerbrake rear and a Sturmey drum up front.

    Looks good!

    We are close (age-wise)...Pre-war LaSalle-badged Schwinn with a 7-speed Nexus hub, coaster-brake style.

    Ignorance is bliss until they take your bliss away...

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    ramaloji chain tensioner

    my proyect chain tensioner




    my last soluiton




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    Kona Explosif/Rohloff

    I just built up my new Kona Explosif frame last night. Pretty happy with it! I was told that all 2011 frames would be metallic blue (not very excited about that), but they shipped the wrong frame to the store, and I insisted that they not send it back. I guess it is a team color or some kind of one-off.

    BTW, anybody know where to get Rohloff-specific sliding dropouts? I had to modify the Speedbone and remove the tug-bolts to make it work. Also could do a Monkey Bone adapter, but it looks like everybody is sold out.

    And while we are at it, any recommended pannier racks out there you guys like? I'm worried about heel-strike with the short chain stays.






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    Nice bike

    Try Carver Bikes for sliding dropout - cant see them on the site at mo but he definately does them - mine were ti but think he does steel too http://www.carverbikes.com/Pricing/

    Just email him
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