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  • We love our Douze which is why we're thinking of spending a fair whack on a longer front end. Let's see if I get any sense from Urbanebikes...

  • We love our Douze which is why we're thinking of spending a fair whack on a longer front end. Let's see if I get any sense from Urbanebikes...

  • Gear cable snapped on my UA yesterday. After looking through YouTube videos I've ordered replacement inner wires & a cable end gadget. Fingers crossed; it's as easy as it looks. Anyone here have any advice?

    Feels like I'm replacing one of these every week or so at our shop.

    The most important thing is getting the lengths right. If you crimp the end down and then have to move it, you create a potential point of failure in the cable where you originally crushed it. The best lengths in my experience are (from end of housing ferrule to cable end gadget) 120mm for the underdrive (round steel bit) and 115mm for the overdrive (hooky bit.)

    Lastly make sure the barrel adjusters at the shifter are just shy of completely screwed in before you take these measurements and once everything is hooked up again, make sure you use them to get no more than 2mm of movement when you tug on the housing at the shifter. If the lines are too slack, the cables can bind up in the shifter and ruin your day.

  • re gear cables/enviolo
    cheers all for the advice. all worked out ok but took about 40mins. reckon the next time will take about 15!

  • I need to change the gear cable on the UA I use for work soon, that's really useful advice, thanks!

  • Done the yearly tree collection today, new trailer working nicely


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  • This thing is wild.

  • I’m going to ask this in here rather than the igh thread as this ones more active.
    Getting a frame built and I’ve asked for it to be spaced 135 at the rear to accommodate an alfine or a Rohloff hub. They are chasing me to confirm which hub I’m going to build the bike up with? Is there different cabling/dropouts/chainline which mean you need to decide now? (I’m probably leaning towards Rohloff) but thought I could just get frame built and decide when I see my bank account.

    Thanks in advance

  • Pretty sure rohloff cabling is nds and Alfine is drive side?

  • This, although they could put cable guides on both sides.. also Rohloff hubs have other requirements to take into consideration

  • If you want to avoid an ugly torque arm then Rohloff needs a special NDS dropout

  • If you want to avoid an ugly torque arm

    Yes, except in the case you have an IS mount on the frame


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  • As I was cursing this 10s ago thinking I had made an expensive mistake there are also adaptors for post mount although they are more ugly than IS mount

    https://www.rohloff.de/en/service/handbo­ok/speedhub/assembly/torque-anchoring#c2­2732

  • Anyone have a link to nice 20" chrome / stainless steel / alu mudguards?

  • I’m going to ask this in here rather than the igh thread as this ones more active.
    Getting a frame built and I’ve asked for it to be spaced 135 at the rear to accommodate an alfine or a Rohloff hub. They are chasing me to confirm which hub I’m going to build the bike up with? Is there different cabling/dropouts/chainline which mean you need to decide now? (I’m probably leaning towards Rohloff) but thought I could just get frame built and decide when I see my bank account.

    Thanks in advance

    Rohloff and Alfine definitely have different cable routing - for Rohloff it's two lines that go along the NDS.

    Rohloff also has a number of torque arm options to consider - if you're going custom, OEM1 and OEM2 are the ones to look at. OEM1 requires an extended NDS dropout, and OEM2 requires some sort of stud on the inside of the NDS dropout - some companies braise this straight on, but Rohloff also makes a product that's basically a special nut that you can mount to a rack eyelet that works great (There is also the special brake adapters @MCamb mentioned above.)

    As for chainline, I'm unsure about Alfine, but Rohloff has either a 55 or 57mm chainline depending which carrier (freehub body) you're going with, which can be a challenge to work around.

    I highly recommend flipping through the Rohloff Manual. It's a jumbled mess, but you'll find A LOT of info in there regarding routing and different mount options etc.

  • What are the best tyres for loaded cargo bikes?

  • Pumped up ones

  • Schwalbe pickup have stood the pedal me / Urban arrow test. We were getting a lot of sidewall failures with big bens and other conti tyres we experimented with but the pickups have been absolutely solid

  • Has anyone done any light touring (Europe, Scotland on road) on their Cargo?

    I'd like to tour with my dog and an Omnium Mini would work fine size-wise. Any issues people can see?

  • I’d be interested to see a report of that. I’d really like to do something like that

  • Yeah works great for light too moderate loads, get a proper cover that fits tightly for your gear, makes quite a difference to side load and head on winds.
    Actually prefer it to a regular touring bike, you get more chat as folk will have not seen one before, but they have seen 30 other touring bikes in the last few hours.
    Anti kids on stolen motorbike barriers are the problem, on an omnium enough of the frame is high enough it will wheel though, a bullitt won't though

  • I'm not on a fishing expedition, I do want to sell the honeycomb base and the junior chair that came with the bike I bought.

    What's a fair on here price to ask? They go for a lot brand new.

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