Author Topic: Back to Front - Help  (Read 449 times)

energyman

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Back to Front - Help
« on: October 10, 2019, 05:38:43 PM »
A cycling friend has a Rohloff with an X-Box (not on a Thorn obviously) with 1 the highest gear and 14 the lowest.
This is contrary is it not ?
How does one go about swapping it to what is the convention ?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 09:02:33 PM by energyman »

mickeg

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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 02:11:36 AM »
The shifter cables at the hub appear to be reversed.  When I changed my cables a few years ago, I accidentally got my cables reversed at the hub.  I had to disconnect my cables and switch them at the hub.


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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »
Yep, done that and it's annoying enough to not do it again, but no big deal to reverse.

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 05:03:50 PM »
Ha ha. Yes, I've done this when putting the bike back together after a flight from UK to Ethiopia.
The gear changer had shifted and I connected the connectors the wrong way around.
No big problem to correct.
But a strange experience cycling so fast in first gear.
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PH

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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 09:25:31 AM »
The gear changer had shifted and I connected the connectors the wrong way around.
No big problem to correct.
A bit more of a hassle if it's external shifting (Is that what's meant by X-box?) needs the cables re-threading into the pulley.

energyman

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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 09:22:30 PM »
Thanks for input.
Studying YOUTUBE for the vid on how to do it !
(Which come to think of it is what I should have done in the first place !)

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Re: Back to Front - Help
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 09:32:08 PM »
Yup, youtube is great for some of this stuff.  With help from youtube a couple weeks ago I avoided a couple hundred dollar labor fee on my Land Rover D2.