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Sammyboy 08-19-08 12:42 AM

Saw an unusual sight at the station yesterday
 
I've long been used to seeing nothing but Bromptons when I travel (though actually, there was a sprinkling of Dahons yesterday), and in some ways, this was no different. As I got off the train at Southampton, a guy wheeled a Brommie past me with a big, fat looking rear hub. There was a sticker on the hub that caught my eye; SpeedHub.......

I'm now going to have my eyes WIDE open for my local Rohloff Brommie rider. How much money do you have to have to buy that bike?

Diode100 08-19-08 06:28 AM

As they used to say about Bentleys, if you have to ask, you can't afford it !

Actually Sammy, calling it a Rohloff Brommie is correct, (rather than Brommie Rohloff) - The gearbox probably cost more than the rest of the bike.

It wasn't Nigleme was it, he said he was thinking of moving south !

Sammyboy 08-19-08 06:37 AM

I know he comes down here regularly, but I didn't think he had such a bike. I thought he was a Downtube man?

nigelme 08-19-08 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Diode100 (Post 7300785)
As they used to say about Bentleys, if you have to ask, you can't afford it !

It wasn't Nigleme was it, he said he was thinking of moving south !

No not me. If I could afford a Rohloff I'd live in Kensington and commute to Milan, not Southampton. :p

I do have titanium parts though!

Diode100 08-19-08 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by nigelme (Post 7300835)
No not me. If I could afford a Rohloff I'd live in Kensington and commute to Milan, not Southampton. :p

I do have titanium parts though!

Ouch !! In mitigation though, a Rohloff wouldn't get throught the door of my broom cupboard, I can only just wangle a di-ray-li-our thingy through it.

I bet he was wheeling it through the station because he didnt have the strength to lift it, more time in the gym pumping rohloffs required..

mulleady 08-19-08 10:05 AM

Get thee to the gym then Nigel!

Do you steal to order Sam? :D

Sammyboy 08-19-08 10:12 AM

He was wheeling it, so I'd literally have had to mug him. I won't pretend it wasn't tempting though!

nigelme 08-19-08 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mulleady (Post 7302057)
Get thee to the gym then Nigel!

I'll have you know I am a Gymnast - I run up to the parallel bars and order a pint from both of them.

somnatash 08-19-08 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Sammyboy (Post 7300293)
... a Brommie past me with a big, fat looking rear hub...

:eek: come on guys, that are cruel macho fantasies: to squeeze in a German hulk in that tender triangle of an English princess.

Noo, better stay within nationalities the Rohloff will suit a robust german birdy well and the brommi-lady rolls fine with 8 Spd Sturmey Archer pushing her.


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