Yes. I basically take everything to the shop.
A Bike Friday???? Wow!! Now you're exciting me into thinking I could get my Brompton re-engineered (and will probably need another marriage at the price that would cost).
This is valuable information as I have an innate fear of rear punctures.
I have also heard the Alfine 8 and 11 are not much to write home about.
At least in this regard! They were beautiful bikes!So your marriage is safe!
Also fascinating, and mirroring my experience.At least 2/3 of all punctures happen on the rear tire.
The Alfine information was also extremely interesting. Thank you! It is very close to my experience with the Brompon's Sturmey Archer in some regards.The Alfine doesn't shift very well even under moderate load. You really have to make a point of backing off the pedalling while you shift.
I assumed they would maybe cold set the existing rear triangle to widen it (quite doable with any steel frame), but they actually fabricate a new rear triangle for that!Kinetics (in Glasgow, so not very local...) make a Rohloff conversion for a Brompton:
It took some figuring out, but I’ve got a Rohloff 14-speed hub gear conversion working happily on the Brompton ;-) The gear range with 13t rear cog and 54t front chainring – both completely s…www.kinetics-online.co.uk
Now I understand your interest in Birdies!I've got an Alfine 8 on my Birdy and it works really well for commuting. I wondered about a Rohloff, but decided against it because of the cost.
That was an amazing site!No discussion topic
They aren’t too expensive abroad. The one below is €3,000 and would make a decent commuter / travel bike:
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