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Bike Of The Week - Pete B's Ti 29er Rohloff

This weeks bike, and biggest kitchen award goes to Pete B with his Ti 29er running the god of all internal gear systems, The Rohloff.


Hi Podge,

You using might like to see this build using a SS 18" Ti 29er with 09 Rebas, Rohloff hub and nice Hope brakes. It was built for the Hell of the North Cotswolds.

The frame is great - comfy and stable - and of course no paint to scratch. You'll be pleased to know that it has an On-One 456 (Joytech) front hub , Fleegle Pro bars, One One minimal rise stem, twelfty seat post, On One chain tugs. It's fitted with a Satmap mount. It has a nice clean Stronglight chainset. BB is Shimano sealed unit. I fitted some very good Wellgo trekking peddles. Grips are ergonomic . Brakes are Hope M4, 184mm (or thereabouts) front rotor and 160 mm rear rotor. Rims are DT Swiss X470. Tyres vary between Schwalbe Racing Ralph (32c), to Michelin XC AT (2") and, for on-road use Schwalbe Marathons (28c).


There is a very useful "Profile Design" twin bottle cage bolted to the seat-post. Saddle is currently a Rolls. The single-speed frame is fitted with a nutted 14 speed Rohloffwith external gearbox mount.


The hub slots into a neat Monkeybone (as suggested by Brant), which makes wheel removal and replacement very easy. The Rohloff is brilliant, even better than I thought it would be; none of that deraillier gubbins flapping about as you trundle down the rough hill. Forks are Reba Race 29" with remote poploc. Headset is a Smoothie Regular +5mm. And, yes, it has a nice conventional jingly bell, essential for giving dog-walkers on towpaths and Sustrans routes a friendly warning.

27 July 2009


  • Lee

    I love the Ti Frame. All he needs now is a workstand that rise from the island and that would make the ideal kitchen!!

  • Podge

    His kitchen is bigger than my house

  • John

    Kitchen could do with some plinth

  • Stevo

    This is a nice clean Rohloff build!! Nicer than the SC chameleon that i ran with a Rohloff for a while...noice one!! This will answer a few Rohloff questions that we get from others...

  • greg

    The rohloff mates well to the on one frames.. thats a nice looking bike.. I have had a rohloff before and loved it. This set up has me thinking a bit.. very nice

  • Mark

    Paulyb have some imagination!... Its kinda retro cool - right?

  • PaulyB

    Yuk. Looks like it's missing a wicker basket on the front. I'm sure it's great to ride though, and i guess that's the important thing :-)