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 Post subject: Inbred 853 Alfine 11
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:01 pm 
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Finally cobbled it together today, raided the parts bin but its pretty close to how it'll end up.
Running 32/20, may take it up to 32/22, interesting to see how the hub will hold up. Ive heard good things so far about them handling the torque.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Nice. Would love to try an Alfine hub


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:42 pm 
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back from first try out, bike handles superbly - very happy there.

climbing a bit more testing than im used to, probably the slacker head angle, but still got up everything.

hub - happy with it 50% of the time, otherwise im either backing of the power to engage the selected gear (especially when changing up), or its feeling a bit 'squishy'.
Interestingly, more squishy than my old 8sp alfine.

Will be taking it for a proper ride out tomorrow around Swinley so will give me more of a chance to get used to the hub - otherwise itll be relegated to winter hack use, or back up for sale whilst the inbred goes s/s!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:47 pm 
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thats cool

looks loads of fun

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