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    Moulton TSR with Rohloff

    Hi All,

    I'm in the market for a bike that I can travel with. Originally I was interested in a Bike Friday (and still am) but recently have become more interested in a Moulton TSR. My main bike is a Thorn Raven with a Rohloff hub and I really like the simplicity and zero maintenance of it. Would want a Rohloff equipped Moulton if I get one.

    I know that Avon Valley Cyclery in Bath, England provide Rohloff equipped TSRs. I'm wondering if anybody on the forum has one, has seen one or has any pictures of one? There are some pictures on the AVC website: http://www.foldingbikes.co.uk/moulto...off_fbspec.htm but I'd love to see some other pictures if there are any out there or hear comments from anybody who has one. Would also love to hear from anybody who has a Moulton.

    Many thanks!

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    Don't have an Avon Valley Cyclery Moulton TSR but I recently fitted a Rohloff to my wife's TSR30 (different arrangement to AVC). She seems to like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Don't have an Avon Valley Cyclery Moulton TSR but I recently fitted a Rohloff to my wife's TSR30 (different arrangement to AVC). She seems to like it a lot.
    LWaB,

    Would love to see a few photos if you could post them. Also, any comments/observations your wife has re how TSR 30 with rohloff compares to how it was before would be very interesting.

    Thanks

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Mrs LWaB doesn't want to spend time on a computer when she isn't paid for it
    I can understand that!

    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    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.
    Sounds like a really interesting set-up. Thanks for sharing

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