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Rohloff Stories Book - By Barbara Rohloff

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Rohloff - Stories, a book from cyclists filled with reports which increase the passion for our beloved sport. Following 10 years production of the 14-speed bicycle gear hub, Speedhub 500/14, the 100,00th gear unit was hand built before an audience at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen. Rohloff used the occasion to take a look back to where it all started and kick off their new campaign - "Wanted - 100,000 km", in which they set off in search of the kilometre kings and queens with their high-mileage Speedhubs.

The large number of participants now swapped their bike saddles for their desk stools and got to writing. Speedhub users reported their informative and entertaining stories of how they reached the high mileage with their Speedhub gear unit. The book also contains reports from their sponsored riders, their sporting achievements and is rounded off with a very personally written short story over the difficult but successful coming-of-age of the Rohloff AG. An interesting glance behind the scenes which tells the remarkable story behind the story. Last but not least, the technology of the Speedhub is illustrated within the book to give all readers an insight into the wondrous hub which powers their bicycle.

Approximately 480 pictures illustrate 256 pages and the resulting book captures the imagination of all readers, the stories, reports, successes and triumphs are just the thing to get the blood pumping in all passionate cyclists. Rohloff - Stories is an ideal Christmas present which will inspire all readers and help Rohloff fans survive the winter months until the return of the cycling season.

- Hardback (A4)
- 256 pages with 480 pictures
- ISBN: 978-3-00-028542-4
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Overall Product Rating 4.8 / 5
Excellent book
By Martin K
12 Oct 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsInteresting read, quality book, perfect gift, bargain price
This book gives an excellent insight into the Rohloff equipment, with interesting stories written those who have done a great deal of mileage using Rohloff.
Would make a perfect gift to any cycling/touring fan.
This book has changed my mind in hub gears
By Mr T
12 Jun 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsVery interesting and informative.
Only bought this book as it was 0.99p and thought it could have some interest for me. I have never been interested in having hub gears on a bike as long term and from experience they are a problem. This book has made me seriously look at Rohloff gear hubs for the future. This book is worth buying.
Some Inspiring Stories ...
By Anonymous
30 Apr 2014
4 / 5
I recommend this product
I initially thought that this was a little self indulgent on the behalf of Rohloff. However some of the stories are quite inspiring, especially the world tour accounts.

The translation from German is at times annoying however as you read through the book, that quirkiness actually becomes quite endearing and amusing. It is a great source of feedback on what Rohloff Speedhub owners have experienced after many kilometres of heavy use.

If you have a Rohloff, get a copy. If you don't, see why you should buy a Rohloff!
A Good Read
By David Kettle
01 Jan 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
A Good Read.
Lots of background about Rohloff and great stories from Rohloff users.
Glad I got the English version!
An Interesting Story
By A Raven Tour owner
25 Dec 2010
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsHardcover is nice
This is quite interesting, especially for the sheer variety of people who have cycled incredible distances on the Rohloff hubs, and they're not all uber-cyclists. A reassuring read for anyone with a Rohloff who is thinking of something long in combination with somewhere remote.
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Is The Book As Ordered In English?
25 Nov 2014

All of the copies we have in stock are printed completely in English.