Bikes are great things but…
…are you tired of crunching the chain and sprockets on your bicycle when changing to a different gear?
…are you sick of having to mess around lifting your bike up and pedalling by hand when you find yourself in the wrong gear before you start off?
…are you finding yourself clicking twice on the left lever and 4 times on the right then hoping it is the gear you want?
There is a solution to all of this.
We at P14B create bicycles fitted with the Rohloff hub gear system.
The Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 is a German made Internal Gear Hub with 14 ratios. Read all about them on the ‘Rohloff’ link a bit further below. They are quite excellent, you really ought to try one…
There are a few shops in the U.K. which offer Rohloff equipped bikes. Looking at those bikes, we see that they are very nice and are of quite high specification. Indeed, many of them are good enough to be capable of ’round the world’ tours. However, this is very much reflected in the price which can be a tad out of reach for some.
This is where we come in.
Having spoken to numerous cyclists who mentioned that they would love to own one of these bikes but cannot justify the price, we sat down and worked out a way of creating a Rohloff bike at a more affordable cost.
Here’s how we do it:
We start with a new frame of good quality and a ‘middle of the road’ specification. This is then fitted with components that follow the same ethic, i.e. they are not expensive, fancy parts – just good, solid, workable bits. Apart from the Speedhub itself though, because that is as ‘high end’ as you can get. We take time to make sure that all parts have total compatibility with each other.
Once the bike is built up, it is taken for a big test ride to make sure that it works exactly as it should.
All parts fitted are readily available when they eventually wear out.
We tend to use hybrid frames as they are quite adaptable and work very well as commuter bikes, light/medium tourers or ‘cycle around the countryside for fun’ bikes, but we do use other types of frame as well.
The bikes assembled by us prove to be very capable machines although they are hundreds of pounds (if not thousands) less expensive than those offered by others.
The benefits of a Rohloff Speedhub
It has 14 gears which are equally spaced
The ability to change gear whilst either under load or standing still
Twist the shifter in one direction to climb a hill, the other to go faster
Straight alignment means less wear to the chain and sprockets
Reliable and easy to live with
Go to www.rohloff.de for all the information you will need about it…………..
Our bikes are priced from a very reasonable £1,699.
Some examples of what we have built…
What we’re currently working on…
18th January 2021 – Flat handlebar 20″ Dawes Discovery 201. The last one I have in that frame size. It could be made drop handlebar if you ask…
18″ Dawes Discovery 201, just about finished, with drop handlebar.
Keep checking back to see others as they are completed…
Please note that we do not sell mail order. We only sell our bikes after a face to face consultation. This is important as we feel it is the only way that we may be absolutely sure that what we have created is correct for the customer. This prevents the disappointment of a bike not being the correct fit or unsuitable for the purpose it is wanted for.
Click here to ask us questions… https://planetary14bikes.co.uk/contact-us/