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by tommydog
1 Nov 2017, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
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Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

The 2016 (?) longitude did have aluminium forks. That is a shame... But it was the only version of the longitude that came with a left side dropout that allows you to use the OEM2 axle plate for the torque arm. As such it is the only Rohloff-ready version. On other versions you would have to find a...
by tommydog
31 Oct 2017, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

You don't need any sort of chain tugs if you go with sliding drop outs AND a Rohloff with a nutted axel (TS) as opposed to one with a quick release skewer (CC). Just wondered why this is? I get that the threaded axle has a much stronger grip in the dropouts and hence will not allow the hub to slide...
by tommydog
31 Oct 2017, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

You'll need chain tugs on any IHG or SS hub:- http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/dmr-chain-tugs/rp-prod216 unless you go with an eccentric BB as the rear dropouts are rearward facing. I have never used chain tugs before, but looking at this video it looks a neat idea: https://www.youtube.com...
by tommydog
31 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Genesis Longitude though the compromise may have to be 27.5 wheels,that said there's no reason not to fit 559's with bigger tyres:- https://www.biketart.com/bikes-c1/frames-c33/genesis-longitude-frameset-2017-p21136 I read that the front forks on these are not steel? Genesis 2016 model had an an al...
by tommydog
31 Oct 2017, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Out of interest why don't you want an eccentric bottom bracket? I have read so many horror stories on these over the years from people on forums and in magazines, but admit I don't have any first hand experience. But maybe you can convince me otherwise :D Please suggest a nice eccentric bottom brac...
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

reohn2 wrote:Genesis Longitude though the compromise may have to be 27.5 wheels,that said there's no reason not to fit 559's with bigger tyres:-
https://www.biketart.com/bikes-c1/frame ... 017-p21136


I read that the front forks on these are not steel?
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Any other suggestions apart from the Troll? What about something like an Inbred or an Orange P7 - or would they require a chain tensioner?
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

I did think about buying a full bike as well and would be happy to do this if I see something suitable.
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

I'm pretty sure that my Surly Troll/Rohloff ticks all of those boxes.... So, Surly Troll. I've seen the troll recommended elsewhere, but I don't see many with disc brakes. What about something totally different like an on-one inbred? Or an Orange P7 (although I think you would need a chain tensione...
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

bikerwaser wrote:Yep, Surly Troll for sure.
Should be able to pick one up off Ebay for a good price if you're patient.


What do you call a good price?
by tommydog
30 Oct 2017, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

I am looking for frame recommendations (prefer to buy used frame) for a rohloff, but have some specific requirements: 1) I want a steel frame 2) I want to run hydraulic disc brakes front and rear, so need something that will accommodate this 3) I don't want eccentric bottom bracket or chain tensione...
by tommydog
12 Feb 2017, 5:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what cheap second hand touring bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: what cheap second hand touring bike?

I ended up a with year-old ali Cube Acid. Awesome spec and value with hydraulic brakes (a first for me, as I've only had cable discs) I haven't had to repair them yet, but I'm sure they are simple enough if you have the bleed kit etc. I guess you would carry that in your touring tool bag. I got thi...
by tommydog
12 Feb 2017, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what cheap second hand touring bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: what cheap second hand touring bike?

Think I will just end up getting an old mountain bike, fitting a rack to it and off I go! Having had hydraulic disc brakes before, this is none negotiable. It may seem strange, but it's just my personal preference. It seems you can buy second hand mountain bikes all day long for my price range. Does...
by tommydog
12 Feb 2017, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what cheap second hand touring bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: what cheap second hand touring bike?

As no mention of (my)1 and 2, do we conclude he doesn't mind or hasn't thought about it. It makes quite a difference to the choice. I have no given too much thought. I'm not that particular about my bikes. I once road from Scotland to Paris on a Brompton (about 10 years ago) But in my experience I ...
by tommydog
12 Feb 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what cheap second hand touring bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: what cheap second hand touring bike?

What's wrong with mechanical disk brakes? They're a reliable option, only missing the self-adjust of the pads wear, OTOH most mechanical diks brakes have convenient pads adjusters so whenever it needs it doesn't take longer than what's needed on most rim caliper brakes 8) Nothing wrong with mechani...