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  • Here's a link to a photo I took of this setup (everything is upside down, in case it looks confusing). http://www.booboodog.net/images/bikes/xtra/xtra-kickback-relax.jpg --- In rootsradicals@^$1, TeamJT wrote: > > I'm running a Nuvinci and had a good time figuring out how to deal with chain tension. Â My goal was to get the thensioner away from the dropout so that I didn't have to...
    speedub_nate Jan 3, 2012
  • I started with the Nuvinci, too. I have an EBB, but had to come up with a chainring & cog combo that would thread the chain between the frame and the Kickback. Looking at your photo (and not having the bike right here with me), the problem I believe you're going to face is when you deploy the Kickback, and the pad raises forward and up to contact the boom tube, the "shoulders" of...
    speedub_nate Jan 3, 2012
  • I faced the same problem. My solution was to give up on the Kickback. I think it could be modified with a.U channel to allow for the chain, but i havent pursued it any further than rough sketches. I'll be paying attention to see.of you guys come up with anuthing workable. --- In rootsradicals@^$1, David Dannenberg wrote: > > I just replaced the jockey wheels on the Rohloff...
    speedub_nate Jan 2, 2012
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  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "Proxy" wrote: > > > > --- In rootsradicals@^$2, "speedub_nate" > > the tongue of the FreeRad wouldn't reach the bridge on the 29"ers chainstay. > > Thanks, Nate. I see the point, I'm not familiar...
    speedub_nate Dec 11, 2011
  • What Ray says (the FreeRads are the same dimensions, except for the boss positions) PLUS if you went the route of choosing a 29" frame as you suggested in your first post, you'd run into a fit problem since the tongue of the FreeRad wouldn't reach the bridge on the 29"ers chainstay. In fact, I went this route (29" frame), and had to make a custom plate to secure my FreeRadical, but...
    speedub_nate Dec 4, 2011
  • No doubt, same here with not a single failure or mechanical issue since 2001. However, had the opportunity presented itself, I would have gladly opted for the 36H version on both the tandem and the Xtracycle. In fact, I'd probably even do the same on my solo bikes, where I could potentially get away with a lighter-than-normal rim. - Nate --- In rootsradicals@^$1, Vik Banerjee wrote...
    speedub_nate Oct 5, 2011
  • I posted to MTBR's IGH forum, too. And Alex of MTBTandems confirmed via his Rohloff contact that these should be available early 2012. - Nate Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
    speedub.nate@gmail.com Oct 2, 2011
  • (Apologies to those of you who also subscribe to the Double Forte tandem group -- I'm just cuttin' 'n pastin' what I posted there...) http://www.bikestation.fi/info/en/news/article/rohloff-speedhub-50014-goes-36/ I couldn't vet the above link anywhere else, including on Rohloff's own website (http://www.rohloff.de), but supposedly in response to e-bike enthusiasts, the Speedhub...
    speedub_nate Sep 28, 2011
  • This is a long shot, but something you may want to look into is the Burley "Alternative Hitch, Nutted Axle." Of course, this would require you to be using a bolt-on hub rather than quick release (you didn't mention which you're using). It's essentially an axle nut and swiveling hitch in one, and very robust. For what you're describing, using one of these on each side of the hub...
    speedub_nate Mar 5, 2011
  • This is indeed a positive step, however I caution anyone interested to perhaps wait for somebody else to go first. The original units were widely criticized for being underpowered -- some speculation that the shifter was developed and tested on a well broken-in hub and couldn't shift a (stiffer shifting) brand new hub; even some broken in hubs wouldn't shift. I'm guessing the...
    speedub_nate Feb 3, 2011