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?
Q: Do I need to replace it?
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.