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Does only Rohloff manufacture the sprocket for their Speedhub 14?

Are there any manufacturers other than Rohloff who make the sprocket for the Rohloff Speedhub 14? Is the sprocket Rohloff specific or is it a standard / general / everyday part?
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Would a IGH drive train last longer than a derailleur drive train?

Would a single sprocket + 8 speed chain + single chain wheel used in combination with a IGH last longer than a 10 speed cassette + 10 speed chain + 3x chain wheels? Image I have 2 bicycles. Bike 1 ...
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Does a torque anchor prevent an IGH (Rohloff Speedhub 14) from being pulled forwards and crooked whilst riding?

Assume a bicycle with horizontal fork ends (like the rear facing horizontal fork ends on a Surly Troll), with an IGH (Rohloff Speedhub 14) and no chain tensioner. On a steep uphill in the easiest ...
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How to install a Rohloff Speedhub on a Surly Troll with rear facing horizontal fork ends

I have a Surly Troll with rear facing horizontal fork ends. Is there a recommended way of installing a Rohloff Speedhub 14 on the Surly Troll? These answers mention tugnuts and washers, but perhaps ...
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Uneven tension on Gates Carbon Drive belt

I tried using the iOS app to check the tension on my Gates Carbon Drive belt (centre-track, CDX I assume as it's driving a Rohlof) and I could not get a consistent measurement over the length of the ...
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Rohloff twist shifter is too slippery when sweating

My Rohloff Speedhub is pretty slick, but unfortunately so is the twist shifter when I'm sweaty. In southern Florida, riding my trike, that's pretty much all the time. Switching gears already has ...
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What's the deal with Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive?

Can someone explain to me why a Gates/Rohloff combination is so stonewalled? It's got warnings all over the kit that you cannot do an aftermarket conversion, that you need Rohloff to switch you from ...
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Using Rohloff with a thicker chain

I have a Bosch/Rohloff bike that currently uses a 3/32 chain. Seems like that's the standard for Rohloff hubs. Problem is, I'd much rather use a 3/16 chain, i.e. a chain that's exactly twice as thick. ...
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Friction shifter for Rohloff speedhub?

This is might be trivial for someone who actually have a one, but after countless hours reading and watching about the Rohloff speedhub I can't answer this question myself. AFAIK the OEM grip shifter ...
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Is there a more sophisticated tool than Rohloff HG-Check

I bought the Rohloff HG-Check as it was apparently the only tool out there to measure cassette wear. IMHO it's just too uncomfortable to use and with practice and good sight you can actually ...
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Why would spokes break at the flange early?

I have a professionally-built Rohloff wheel, 32-spoke, symmetrical, laced to Velocity Dyads with Sapim Race spokes, disc brakes. It is about six years old, built in 2011; but I mostly just use it when ...
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Rohloff gear can only shift between 3 and 4, even when gear disconnected from hub

My Rohloff gearhub will only shift between gears 3 and 4 (I think; display long ceased to be readable, but it's two low gears). I tried adjusting the shifter cable tension but it makes no difference. ...
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Why haven't Shimano or SRAM internal hubs had as many gears (or as much range) as Rohloff?

What limitations cause Shimano to stop at 11 gears and 409% overall ratio, whereas Rohloff can cram in 14 gears and 526%?