Rohloff equipped touring bikes?
I am in the market for a pair of rohloff equipped touring bike for me and the wife.Posted 4 years ago
I want a 23” or 24” 700c bike, the wife wants a 16” 26” wheeled bike,
other than thorn has anyone got any idea’s for off the peg bikes.
both bike need good luggage capacity, be able to take a wide tyre also, and discs.mcmoonterMember
A couple of days earlier and this would have been perfect. 🙁Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
Ton, check these out
The German guy I toured with just finished his trip Alaska to Tierra del Fuego on one.
I will see if I can the email from the Danish guy we rode with, he has a bike shop in Denmark and he quoted me a price on one.
EDIT He quoted me 2000Euro for one with hydraulic disc brakes, Tubus rack and Shimano dynamo hub.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I looked at touring bikes (in the wider sense) earlier in the year. All pretty conventional derailleur based stuff on UK models if I recall correctly.
I suspect that you need to look towards Germany for Rohloff or UK custom build? The Germans also often fit hub dynamos and good lights as standard if the ctc mag reviews are anything to judge by.
Are you sure your wife wants 26″ wheels? I’ve heard 27.5 makes the potholes come alive and you won’t be able to get spares for the obsolete size soon? 😆Posted 4 years agothebrowndogMember
Also not local and not cheap but Van Nic bikes are rather nice. I’d have on of these if I could afford/justify itPosted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Or why not just get a pair of Disc Truckers?
You’ve must have had half a dozen LHT’s yourself – you know the score by now. 🙂
And what’s so special about Rohloff?Posted 4 years ago
They’re just like double glazing, therapy or solar panels – a great idea, but you’ll never live long enough to reap the benefit.StonerSubscriber
ton, Ive converted a pompetamine to rohloff v successfully and inexpensively, and of course toured on it’s SS sibling as well. The added cost of getting a wheel built up and adapting a speedbone would still come out great VFM with an off the peg pomp or frame-up build. Lots of rack mounts too.
Tyre clearance isnt massive but will do 35c.
Posted 4 years ago
Second the Ogre nomination. A friend of mine built one with Rohloff and rode across Asia on dirt roads and tarmac earlier this year. Used a mix of BP and trad touring kit, bend 2 bars etc. Seems like an ideal bike, no moving parts at the dropouts to cause grief either. It is quite MTB-like but little heavier than a solid world tourer and a great riding position.Posted 4 years agoijs445raMember
Shand stoater – would do one big enough for you and they look stunning.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
the LHT looks like a canti/v brake frame only on their site.
That means you cant use a speed bone or monkey bone for the torque plate. But Rohloff usually come with a torque arm that attaches further along the chainstay. It is one of the ugliest ideas ever manifested in cycling, but it does work without any modifcation to the frame.
The alternative would be to send the frame to bencooper for cut & shutting.Posted 4 years ago
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