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Broken Rohloffs *LINK*

Posted By: Peter Walker
Date: 2 March 2008

We have had a Thorn Raven Discovery for a little over a year. In April last year we discovered a broken flange on the non-drive side of the Rohloff. We were 80% through an end-to-end and I put it down to heavy team (180+ kg) and luggage (unsupported tour) on teh Great Glen Way. Thorn replaced the hub with no question and put it down to a very rare freak.

Yesterday I discovered that no fewer than 7 out of the 8 trailing spokes on the non-drive side have done exactly the same thing.

Quite apart from the obvious concern about damaging such an expensive and irreparable piece of kit, I'm perplexed as to why the non-drive side should be susceptible and the drive side apparently immune to this problem

Photos of damage

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