A week of Rudy brings some minor tweaks #cycling

To prevent frame damage from the Rohloff bayonet connectors, I fitted a chain stay protector:
It’s a Lezyne Chain Stay Protector, choosing the size was a guess, I chose small and it’s a perfect snug fit. Normally you wouldn’t have the cables running this way, but the step through frame leaves not much other option.

Next was a new light / accessory bar / handlebar extension, the Minoura Space Grip is vastly improved. The model is SGL-300 in Medium. It’s plenty long enough for my needs.
It appears nice and strong, but only the miles will tell. Other than actually being able to adjust it without taking it apart (anyone who owns or has owned the previous model will know what I mean), I like the quick release feature.
Mounting this way puts the lights in front rather than behind the steerer, another annoying feature of crank forwards is the angle of the steerer. Though this is a bit hard to imagine without seeing it.


3 responses to “A week of Rudy brings some minor tweaks #cycling

  1. Tres jealous of the rohloff. Just be careful mounting your lights upside down, as they typically aren’t as waterproof upside down as they are right side up. Models vary, you just may want to check into a bit more.

    Otherwise, a sweet ride!

    • That is my newer Rohloff, with solid axle unfortunately, but this wheel isn’t taken off very often, so it is fine. Rudy is my wife’s bike / my backup bike / my cruising bike 🙂

      Bluebell is my main bike which is a Thorn Raven Sport Tour with a well use quick release Rohloff (classic plain silver colour).

      The Rohloff is perfect for people like me who hate gears that need maintenance and have been plagued by poor gears in the past. That said, they are heavy and have no place on a road bike. And it’s a shame they cost so much too.

    • Forgot to say, the cateye has been fine, but the hope vision 1 has been known to have issues as you point out (so says a friend) but mine hasn’t been drenched yet.

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