Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Auld Blighty
Bikes: Early Cannondale tandem, '99 S&S Frezoni Audax, '65 Moulton Stowaway, '52 Claud Butler, TSR30, Brompton
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Mrs LWaB doesn't want to spend time on a computer when she isn't paid for it but the gist is that she prefers the simplicity of getting the right gear every time with one control.
Compared to the AVC Rohloff model, our TSR uses the external shiftbox, chainstay reaction arm, quick release axle and no chain tensioner. It required careful reshaping of the LH mudguard stays to get everything to work neatly. The shifter cables run down the LHS of the separable frame and the rear brake cable down the RHS. I can see why AVC made the choices they did (internal shifting, OEM reaction arm bolted axle and chain tensioner), neater in one way but more complicated in another.