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General Discussion / Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:37:29 pm »
Have you picked a hotel/b&b to stay at at the beginning of the trip to the battlefield and asked them about storage. Also I assume that you are paying for the battlefield tour and might ask the tour company about storage as there tour is only part of your trip.

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Gear Talk / Re: Rohloff SpeedHub
« on: March 23, 2021, 11:37:52 pm »
I have asked about drivetrains before. This question is specific to the Rohloff. For cyclist who have toured with them, do you or have you had any problems with them? Leaking oil things like that. Any regrets on getting one? Do you wish that you stayed with a standard chain derailleur system? I have read several articles with the pros and cons. I know they are expensive. Just wanted feedback from cyclist who use them. Thanks.

I have a Rohloff on my touring bike.
It is great when it works.
I however ended up with a bike that would not pedal in any gear on a tour. Please note I called my bike builder about the fact the rim of my rear wheel moved about 1/8inch to the side with the wheel in the rear triangle and axle tightened. After they called Rohloff I was told to cycle the last 250 miles of my trip and then send the wheel and hub in to them. The hub locked up so that I could not pedal at about 150 miles. After pushing and coasting 10 miles I made it to a town where some friends picked me up. However hub works fine and I have put another 2500 miles on the hub no problem.
There is no local fixing the hub when it has problems.

The only cost for the repair was sending my full bike to the shop, and I only had to pay that as I sent the whole bike S&S due to the fact I couldn't get it a ride the other 90 miles as my friends car was full and only enough room for me.

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