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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mandown, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    #1 -   Sep 2, 2005

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  2. Edgy

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    Hey.... never got the final on your bug bite at Whistler..what was the final outcome or ???....Dude...only you!
     
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  3. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    if only they could just setup the chain guide correctly there....
     
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    looks nice
     
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    i'm waiting for the day that paul brodie comes out of exile, stops messing with vintage m/c roadracers, and starts building bike frames again. i'm envisioning something sexy, retro-tech, & fillet-brazed. Paul built some nice bikes back in the day.
     
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  6. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    reminds me of the new norco 4X bike. too bad they won't ship the fsr rear bikes to the states :(
     
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  7. ChrisRobin

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    Wasn't there a frame from 1998 or 99 that had the Rohloff hub in the swingarm pivot? That was neat. I saw a pic in the older bike pic thread.
     
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    yeah. i believe he had a nexus hub in there. i used to race with a guy who had one; it was pretty crazy at the time.
     
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  9. ChrisRobin

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    Nexus eh??

    Man, Shimano better get an f-ing clue and make a MTB version of that hub. Something somewhat light, trigger-type shifter, 8 speed.
     
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    ahh - here it is:

    the current nexus seems to have durability issues in offroad applications; but if anyone is in position to introduce gearhubs/boxes to the masses, you'd think it'd be shimano. now if rohloff would come out with a lighter / cheaper 8ish speed hub, i think they could do some decent numbers in the fr/dh market. their current hub is pretty well sorted - its just a pig.
     
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    The Rohloff has too many gears for downhill riding. Having only 8 speeds gives a better range between each shift instead of 14.

    They could keep the aluminum casing, just reduce the amount of guts inside...that's what weighs a lot.
     
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    nice kind of an santa cruc shock thing goignt on