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Old 02-26-06, 02:17 AM   #1
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GoBike modifications

I'm slowly but surely getting my GoBike sorted, the Rohloff 14-speed hub is fitted but needs to be rotated to improve the cable-line, the Speed-drive now sports a 52 tooth front ring (might fit an egg-ring later), the rear V-brakes have been replaced by a Hope mini mono hydraulic disc, the front cable disk will be replaced by a Hope too, The Kenda tyres that were prone to punctures have been replaced by Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture resistant tyres, and I now have a Brompton quick release luggage block which takes the new Brompton S1 bag, finally I've fitted the new Ixon LED light from Busch & Mueller.
Here's a link to a PDF My Rohloff GoBike
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Old 03-02-06, 06:44 PM   #2
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What is it with you and your pdfs Chop? Is there something about the jaypeg we should be avoiding?

Your bike will be great when it's finished. You're quite tight-lipped about the kinetics retrofitting though...
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Looks nice Chop. Have you put the heffer on a scale yet? She has to be pretty close to 28lbs or so without the Brompton bag. What kind of gear inches do you have with the Rohloff? Any use of the first 5-7 gears without using the speedrive?
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What is it with you and your pdfs Chop? Is there something about the jaypeg we should be avoiding?

Your bike will be great when it's finished. You're quite tight-lipped about the kinetics retrofitting though...
Why PDFs? Because I never have any luck uploading pics bigger than a thumbnail to the Forum, I have asked how other people do it, but no-one responded so I do it that way, also I like the way that pics can be zoomed to check fine details.
As for the tight lips, maybe it was the wrong time of year............
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Old 03-07-06, 03:55 AM   #5
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Hey! Less of the heffer Wav! If I'm in the MOOOOd to ride a light bike I use my Strida, remember even after 53 Summers, I'm not an advert for McDonalds! It's UDDERly obvious, BEEFore you spend fortune to lose a few pounds on a bike, a month on red wine and low carbs can trim 10 times that off me!
In the GoBike I have a folder which needs to :-

Be constantly folded & unfolded, and crammed into a tiny locker on my bus

Have good enough suspension to handle some pretty rough tracks

Have good punture proof tyres, not some super light rubber razor blades that sink into any soft surface

Have a good range of gears including some low enough to tow a loaded trailer up our steep Welsh hills

Sure it weighs 28lbs (including 2 front lights, one rear, pedalites, seat lock and tool-bag) but I didn't set out to make a light folder, I set out to make a unique but usable ride which is not kept on the mantlepiece, and after fairly hard use is looking battle scarred already!

So less of the BULL!
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Hey! Less of the heffer Wav! If I'm in the MOOOOd to ride a light bike I use my Strida, remember even after 53 Summers, I'm not an advert for McDonalds! It's UDDERly obvious, BEEFore you spend fortune to lose a few pounds on a bike, a month on red wine and low carbs can trim 10 times that off me!
In the GoBike I have a folder which needs to :-

Be constantly folded & unfolded, and crammed into a tiny locker on my bus

Have good enough suspension to handle some pretty rough tracks

Have good punture proof tyres, not some super light rubber razor blades that sink into any soft surface

Have a good range of gears including some low enough to tow a loaded trailer up our steep Welsh hills

Sure it weighs 28lbs (including 2 front lights, one rear, pedalites, seat lock and tool-bag) but I didn't set out to make a light folder, I set out to make a unique but usable ride which is not kept on the mantlepiece, and after fairly hard use is looking battle scarred already!

So less of the BULL!
Chop- I am not quibbling with your logic. I am not a weight weenie either UNTIL I have to carry the bike all the time. Seriously though it is looking pretty nice. Actually weight wouldn't bother me that much if it wasn't for the damn airlines. I am BEEFy enough that I could lug around a 50lb folder without much effort but the airlines would kill me on the baggage charges!
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Lol, me and the orange heffer just got back from a very wet & windy ride, about to venture out again, but this time I'll do the majority on the train to give my feet a chance to dry out! (still no mudguards Gloop, Gloop!)
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