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Edgy

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May 1, 2003
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Hey.... never got the final on your bug bite at Whistler..what was the final outcome or ???....Dude...only you!
 

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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if only they could just setup the chain guide correctly there....
 

xy9ine

Turbo Monkey
Mar 22, 2004
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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.
 

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
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Vancouver
xy9ine said:
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.
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.
 

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
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xy9ine said:
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.
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.
 

xy9ine

Turbo Monkey
Mar 22, 2004
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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.
 

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
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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.