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Rohloff on a Salsa La Raza

Old 07-05-06, 05:42 PM
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Rohloff on a Salsa La Raza

I'm getting a Rohloff in the next couple of days, and I'm hanging it on a La Raza. I'm going to have a single, 52 tooth, front ring. I went to Sheldon's site and looked up the gear ratios. Thing is, I've always been a pick a ring in the front, trim it out in the back, who cares what the numbers are, kind of rider.

So, here are my simplistic questions: How is my top gear going to stack up to an "off the rack" road bike? Is it going to be taller, shorter? Same question for the bottom gear. And my third and final question (which ought might be my first), I'm not real sure how to word. Will I have a larger "gear range" (I think that is the right phrase) than a regular road bike? I know the actual answer is ride the thing and find out, but thanks in advance for letting me ask.

--A

{edit: Having gone through the Rohloff site's pdf files I've found the answers to my questions. Thanks}

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Old 07-05-06, 07:59 PM
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Think about a 42 or 44 in the front chainring.
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Just curious how you're going to do that without horizontal dropouts? Singulator or some such device?
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I guess that means you figured out that a 58x16 Speedhub setup would give you about the same gear range as a 56/39 mated to an 11-27 casssette (which is a completely made up, but pretty wide ranging crank & cassette combo).

Of course, the killer with the Rohloff on a road bike is the wide gear spacing -- 13% 'n change between shifts.

If you haven't used them already, Sheldon's gear calcs are pretty handy to compare Speedhub vs. conventional gearing.
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Just curious how you're going to do that without horizontal dropouts? Singulator or some such device?
Is a singulator the same as a chain tensioner? If so, then yes, It'll have a chain tensioner.
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