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    Rohloff Brommie

    Lots of SP mods:

    Last edited by Fear&Trembling; 03-17-08 at 05:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear&Trembling View Post
    Lots of SP mods:

    WOW!

    That is some modding going on there!

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    Nice MOD, but Personally I hate the hydraulic disc brake.
    They are for serious mountain biking IMO..
    I wonder how much the rig weigh, 35lbs?

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    Great bike ... but I keep getting distracted by the quote.

    Disc brakes are a bit overkill for the bike ... v-brakes are more than capable of flipping my sorry but over the handlebar.

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    why has it got an Agip Oil Co logo on it, is the owner/builder italian ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    Great bike ... but I keep getting distracted by the quote.

    Disc brakes are a bit overkill for the bike ... v-brakes are more than capable of flipping my sorry but over the handlebar.
    I'm thinking about removing the sig quote - it makes me nauseous.

    In hilly terrain, discs have advantages for small-wheeled bikes and they also provide better modulation.

    I'm guessing 35lbs is not far off.

    No idea about the owner - hopefully he'll come forward. I'm guessing Steve Parry has done less than 20 of these modified Brommies, so they are pretty rare.

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    Wicked bike!!!

    but it looks like it cost more than my car to build... probably runs faster too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear&Trembling View Post
    I'm guessing Steve Parry has done less than 20 of these modified Brommies, so they are pretty rare.
    Steve built that particular bike for a fellow on the Ferrari F1 team who said he wanted one. When Steve went to deliver it, the bloke expected to get it for free. Steve kept the bike.

    From memory, the weight is low 30s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Steve built that particular bike for a fellow on the Ferrari F1 team who said he wanted one. When Steve went to deliver it, the bloke expected to get it for free.
    Wow! Mind you, that's a lesson in commercials for him. Who would build a bike that cost that much without agreeing the price in advance!

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    I like the Roberts bike in the back. ;-)

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    Has a Fina sticker on it. Does it still fold?

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    Am I missing something here? The chain ring on that Brompton doesn't look particularly large, I'm guessing a 52 or so, which means this bike has outrageously low gearing; so what's the point?

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    Wrong rhm, it uses a 13t cog, like most Rohloffs fitted to 16" wheels, >90" top gear.
    Last edited by LWaB; 03-18-08 at 03:37 PM.

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    I hate people who expect something for free; And sorry Steve got shafted but hey - he got a nice showcase bike out of it.

    It's funny I was musing about putting ferrari decals on my red mercton and then there's another one heh

    I have to say I'm not sure about the red rims - yes it's a nice way to show off that it's got disk brakes and the sidewalls aren't gonna get rubbed away but as a Ferrari they really should be black with silver sidewalls (coincedentally like mine lol).

    I wish Brompton did black mudguards. (US readers: fenders)
    This is the single most cool thing they could do to make their range appear more hip and less old-fashioned. With that - does anyone know where I can get those sweet black Moulton 16" ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    I hate people who expect something for free; And sorry Steve got shafted but hey - he got a nice showcase bike out of it.
    It's insane. Who was requesting this bike, Michael Schumacher? LOL.... I mean come on. This bike is worth about 2000 Euros and he wants it for free just because they allow you to come close to a Formula 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Wrong rhm, it uses a 13t cog, like most Rohloffs fitted to 16" wheels, >90" top gear.
    Ah, I see it now, and I thank you for the correction. Though Sheldon's website states "the hub is specified with a 16 tooth rear sprocket but 15 and 17 tooth steel cogs and 15, 16 and 17 tooth aluminum sprockets are available," Harris lists a 13-t cog for sale.

    Even so, a 56-13 combination (56 being the biggest non-custom chain ring that I know of) gives a couple uselessly low gears; if I were using a Rohloff with a 13t cog and 349mm rims, I'd want a chain ring with 65 or more teeth. A custom chainring would seem extravagant to me, but on the other hand, if I were shelling out for a Rohloff anyway, what's another few hundred bucks....

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    I cant see a rear triangle lock ..

    That means with the weight of the rolhof that rear end will drop like a stone.
    Still NV ... i'd put up with that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Simon View Post
    I cant see a rear triangle lock ..
    Steve makes his own modified suspension block with a central stainless steel hook. You flex the suspension block to unhook it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Even so, a 56-13 combination (56 being the biggest non-custom chain ring that I know of) gives a couple uselessly low gears;
    Not for some people I know, who go loaded touring on their Bromptons up Welsh hills...

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    How much weight does the Rohloff hub add to the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear&Trembling View Post
    Lots of SP mods:

    Nice - if you ever find out who made, how much the mods cost and where it can be bought from please post the details.

    Rim brakes suck.
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    Ok. So we have a titanium seatmast and carbon seatpost and then .... ROHLOFF 20lb gear hub????

    HUH?

    Then let's add some really heavy folding platform pedals and totally unnecssary disc brakes.

    This offends my weight-weenieism too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    Nice - if you ever find out who made, how much the mods cost and where it can be bought from please post the details.
    I think it says further up the thread - Steve Parry is THE Brompton guy to get hold of if you want to hop-up a Brompton and want to pay someone to do it for you - he does all sorts of things - suspension handlebar stems, special front derailleur fixings and many other little tweaks. I don't think he has a website, but I've got his email address somewhere; if you want it - send me a private message and I'll forward it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    I think it says further up the thread - Steve Parry is THE Brompton guy to get hold of if you want to hop-up a Brompton and want to pay someone to do it for you - he does all sorts of things - suspension handlebar stems, special front derailleur fixings and many other little tweaks. I don't think he has a website, but I've got his email address somewhere; if you want it - send me a private message and I'll forward it to you.
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