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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,
    Clint

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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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    Climber Craig
    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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