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    Helius CC & Rohloff

    If you ride a Helius CC (or another FS MTB) with a Rohloff - Do you run a chain guide & if so which one?

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    Any excuse to show it.

    Yep, run the Rohloff chain guide, had the bike since August 08 - chain hasn't come off once - highly recommended.


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    Thanks - looks the part and if it keeps my chain on, I'll be getting one too.

    What chain are you running? I'm using the Rohloff..

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    I was using a SRAM 9 speed chain, but found that it didn't last that long, and don't need the shifting of an expensive 9 speed chain.

    Trying a Izumi 8 speed chain at present - the one specifically without the shifting ramps. Seems ok so far.

    Probably will end up with an 8 speed Rohloff chain in the near future.

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    Was it recommended to you to use from day one?

    Be interested to swap tales of our build if you're up for a ride out..

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    Chain was sort of recommended, but I have to say that the 'hoff needs a simple chain, doesn't require the shifting ramps that exist on the mainstream 9 speed chains.

    The Izumi chain looks much sturdier, can't say I notice any real difference, it makes a different type of whirring sound at slower speeds. Nice solid chain, feels good to use the chain rivet tool again.

    Have a look at the link for detailed photo's , changed a little since the original build.

    Noticeable improvements have been the Brooks Swift saddle, and the Fox Vanilla coil forks.
    In particular look at the cable routing for the Rohloff cables - I found this to be a better way of routing the cables. Wrap a Lizard skin around the fork crown - zip tie it down and use another zip tie to act as a cable guide.

    Any questions , drop me an email - see my profile - I live in sunny South Wales, so I'm quite a distance away. Spoilt for riding around here, seem to know every stone at Afan / Glyncorrwg and brechfa now.

    http://my.opera.com/nicolap99/albums/show.dml?id=584360

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