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    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
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    Anyone know of a shop in Norcal that sells a Rohloff Hub??

    I want to check them out--feel them--
    look at the parts that go with. I'm willing to drive
    a few hours so that means
    pretty much anywhere as far north as Chico, west
    as the Bay Area--etc.

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    That other thread about the triple got you going, didn't it...

    Me, too. Plus a photo of a great touring bike with one in C&V.

    Sheldon's site pretty much sold me.

    I think they weigh a ton, though.

    This wiki article has a nice cutaway diagram and list of pros and cons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohloff_Speedhub

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    That other thread about the triple got you going, didn't it...

    Me, too. Plus a photo of a great touring bike with one in C&V.

    Sheldon's site pretty much sold me.

    I think they weigh a ton, though.
    They do weigh around a bit more.
    About 1800g for the entire drive
    train.

    Still. . .

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    Unfortunately, I don't think many bike shops are going to have a thousand dollar hub hanging on a peg, especially when it's an item of such limited interest.

    A guy at the Schlumpf booth at NAHBS mentioned the combination of a Rohloff hub and a Schlumpf crank. 28 speeds with no derailleur. All for only ~$1500.

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    Totally true. I was just hoping. I have a lead
    on a way to order one for less than the normal price--
    still spendy. But I need to get some gears going
    and I also want to get my number of bikes down to
    just two. Or maybe one.

    That said you can get about half the gears of a Rolly
    for way way less than half the price. Shimano, SRAM whathaveyou.

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