Eleven thousand miles and still loving the Rohloff #cycling

I thought I’d update my mileage spreadsheet, it’s been a while.
Since I bought Thunder second hand in August 2010 he has covered 11,450 miles.
Bluebell has only managed 370 thus far, give her time 🙂
The Rohloff had covered around 20,000 miles when I got it, so it is now up to 31,800 miles.

So, after eleven thousand miles, I thought I’d Q&A myself on the Rohloff…

Q: Was it worth the money?
A: Yes

Q: Do I need to replace it?
A: No

Q: Do I want to replace it?
A: No, a new rear wheel build would be nice, but I’m not complaining.

Q: Has it cost a lot to maintain?
A: No, a few cables here and there and a simple oil change every so often.

Q: Has it been easy to maintain?
A: Yes compared with deraileurs, changing the gear ring cable was fiddly, but once you’ve done one it’s not difficult and oil changes are easy. Changing the sprocket is easier than a cassette change.

Q: Would you go back to a deraileur setup for commuting?
A: No. The only time I’d consider it is for a cheap bike to leave at a train station or public place.

Your current bike is your favourite bike, however good or bad it may be, enjoy the ride.


One response to “Eleven thousand miles and still loving the Rohloff #cycling

  1. You are so right about the current bike being one’s favourite. My previous bikes never see the the light of day, and I feel so guilty, but I have to ride the Pioneer GTE. Not that I needed selling, but the Rohloff sounds fantastic.

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