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Member's Gallery / Re: My Camel on the road
« Last post by julio on June 23, 2018, 01:14:53 PM »


Carrickfinn Beach (Irlande)



Llandeilo (Wales)


 
Mevagissey ( Cornwall in England)


After having riding the Wild Atlantic Way (Irlande) from Cork to Belfast, enjoyed the lovely Wales, and to battle the crazy ascents of South West England, i could test my Camel and draw conclusions, i'm happy with this bike and i love it  :)
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General Technical / the seal comes out of its housing
« Last post by julio on June 23, 2018, 12:51:06 PM »
Sometimes it happens  >:(

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I like to think about my hub but to be honest it sits there doing its job so quietly that I often forget all about it.
I guess that's an almost silent endorsement?

The sound of one hand clapping: Swish, swish in the air.
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Non-Thorn Related / Re: RIDES 2018 ó add yours here
« Last post by Swislon on June 23, 2018, 11:16:46 AM »
We are exploring our new home in Dorset.
The bikes have been in storage for 4 months but now we are out and about again.
Photo is in Portland Dorset. The weather speaks for itself!
Steve
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Thorn General / Re: New bike
« Last post by Swislon on June 23, 2018, 11:01:24 AM »
 Excellent choice Doug.
Some Brookes seem to fit out of the box and others take time. Strange but I guess it depends on the leather and which part of the animal itís been taken.
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Matt's also been building up the miles quickly with these big tours of his, so perhaps he noticed the breakpoint.

Thanks for the tag however my tours have been far flung from home but always FIFO.
Fly in fly out.
While on tour, roads have sometimes been tough but total mileage less than 1,000/ month. And recently, light weight none camping gear.

Re silence?
Appears quieter after an oil change.
Chainglider certainly helps with chain noise reduction. But since I rarely ride without it, unable to compare.

Bought second/ third hand so unable to verify milage.
'Birthday' present to me from my wife, 17 Feb 2013.
Hub number 084996

Fifth oil change recently, so 25,000Km/ 15,000 miles approx.

Exact figures at home.

I like to think about my hub but to be honest it sits there doing its job so quietly that I often forget all about it.
I guess that's an almost silent endorsement?

Recent rides in Lanzarote on a hirered bike made me realize how fortunate I am to ride a Rohloff.

Price/ costs?
Gentlemen don't discuss that. Now, value?
Easy answer; priceless.
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Congratulations! It looks like you bought a real bargain, though that isn't all that important in a bicycle component which will last as long as a Rohloff; see above about Paul's actual per annum cost.

As for being obsessive, come back here in a year or two -- and blush at so describing us. I assure you, you will be just like us, normal. Rohloff gearboxes do that to people. Dan was a Rohloffie long, long before he heard about the Rohloff: you can tell by his unblushing voluntary admission, talking right over the detective trying to Mirandize him, that he pumped Phil's grease into his derailleur gibbons.

Good luck and good riding!
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Thorn General / Re: New bike
« Last post by Andre Jute on June 23, 2018, 09:40:17 AM »
Love the pool-cue paint job.

It does look quite as traditional as a misspent childhood in the snooker hall. Clever paintwork. Enjoy!
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Rohloff Internal Hub Gears / Re: The normative case of pre-loved Rohloff pricing
« Last post by Bill on June 23, 2018, 02:38:56 AM »
You guys are a bit obsessive. Now I'm going to have to take my bike out on a quiet night, ride down the white line and listen very carefully.

I just picked up a used Rohloff, supposedly 1000km on it, oil changed once, for $1000 Cdn. Don't know what i am going to do with it, but I couldn't resist.
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Cycle Tours / Our recent ride along the Murray River
« Last post by Mike Ayling on June 23, 2018, 02:31:23 AM »
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