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Internal Gearing Specialists, Bicycle Distribution & Service Center

Blog - Tag: Commuting

Nirve Switchblade Chopper Rohloff Conversion

This Nirve “Switchblade” chopper, styled after a classic motorcycle, is one of the more unusual bikes we've had in for a Rohloff conversion. We have experience installing Rohloff hubs on almost every type of bike, but this was a new one for us. The goal was to give this extremely relaxed, comfortable bike the low gearing to pedal up and over more hills.The owner of this bike lives in San Francisco and uses it to cruise around the waterfront and flatlands, but he also wanted to be able to pedal up some of the city’s many steep hills.


Commuting: Velocity Dyad rims on Rohloff and Schmidt hubs

Durable daily commuting wheelset- Intended use: Commuting, urban riding. - Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB offers reliable shifting in all conditions, belt drive pulley allows for use of Gates Carbon Drive system, Schmidy SON28 genberator hub allows battery free lighting in all conditions.- Recommended rider weight: <175 lbs- Wheel size: 700cWheel build details- Rims: Velocity Dyad- Front hub: Schmidt SON28- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14- Spokes: Sapim Laser- Nipples: Sapim Brass- Lacing: 3 cross front/2 cross rearDestination: New England

Custom Independent Fabrication Belt Drive Rohloff Commuter

Custom Independent Fabrication commuter frame built using a blend of road and mountain geometry.This titanium Independent Fabrication frame was custom-built for a customer looking for his dream commuter bike. He wanted a good looking bike that he could use to comfortably explore the East Coast bike paths and city streets near his home.


Rodriguez MakeShift Tandem with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB

Rodriguez Bicycles' Makeshift Rohloff-specific tandemRodriguez Bicycles is one of our biggest Rohloff advocates and customers. The Seattle-based framebuilder makes a variety of tandems, travel/coupler bikes and custom frames, and they often use the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 on their commuter, touring and tandem bikes due to the low maintenance factor of the shift system.


Drop-bar, Rohloff-Outfitted Civia Hyland

The Civia Hyland is perfect for daily commuting or long road ridesA local friend of Cycle Monkey came to us a few years ago asking if we had any ideas for a sturdy daily commuter that he could also take on some long road rides. He’s an avid road rider and has a garage full of high-end racing bikes.


Commuting: Rohloff SPEEDHUB and Schmidt SON28 dynamo on Velocity Dyad rims

Rohloff SPEEDHUB and Schmidt SON28 dynamo on Velocity Dyad rims   Intended use: Commuting and Touring   Features: Self contained Rohloff SPEEDHUB 14-speed internally geared hub with belt drive sprocket and efficient SON28 dynamo hub built onto tough and durable rims for every day riding.   Recommended rider weight: <175lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rims: Velocity Dyad, 32 hole polished silver   Front hub: Schmidt SON28 dynamo polished silver   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, 32 hole polished silver   Spokes: SAPIM Laser   Nipples: SAPIM brass   Lacing: 3x front // 2x rea

Rohloff-Equipped Rivendell SimpleOne

This Rivendell is a classic and practical bike ready for just about anything.A local customer recently brought in his Rivendell SimpleOne single speed bike for us to install a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 drivetrain onto. He lives on a large hill and was looking to extend the functionality of this bike after his derailleur-equipped bike began having problems.


MTB: Velocity Cliffhanger Rims on White Industries Hubs

Heavy-Duty Multiuse Wheel   Intended use: Commuting & trail riding   Features: Durable wheel for larger rider or tandem use   Recommended rider weight: <350 lbs.   Wheel Size: 700c/29"Wheel build details   Rims: Velocity Cliffhanger   Front hub: White Industries MI6 (40 H)   Rear hub: White Industries MI6 (40 H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Sapim brass   Lacing: 3x // 3x  Destination: Oakland, CA

Rohloff-Equipped Belt Drive Steve Potts Ultimate Commuter

Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive equipped CommuterWe recently completed this beautiful titanium Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates belt drive commuter bike for a customer based in San Rafael, CA. He wanted an 'ultimate commuter' bike with integrated features and built for long term heavy use similar to the Firefly E.P.U.C we highlighted previously.


Commuter: Velocity Cliffhanger Rims on Rohloff & White Industries Hubs

Heavy Duty Touring Wheels   Intended use:On and off road touring   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 offers reliable shifting      in all conditions; wide, thick-walled rims provide a strong      wheel, good tire support, and good durability; custom     powdercoated rims; thin spokes for improved comfort   Recommended rider weight: <250lbs   Wheel Size: 700c/29"Wheel build details   Rims:Velocity Cliffhanger, custom powder coated   Front hub:White Industries MI6 (36H)   Rear hub:Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (36H)   Spokes:SapimLaser   Nipples:Sapim brass   Lacing: 3x //2x   Extras:Custom powd