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    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?

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    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 !

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode100 View Post
    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.

    I do have titanium parts though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelme View Post
    No not me. If I could afford a Rohloff I'd live in Kensington and commute to Milan, not Southampton.

    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..

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    Get thee to the gym then Nigel!

    Do you steal to order Sam?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    ... a Brommie past me with a big, fat looking rear hub...
    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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