Archive for January, 2011

Bob Elias wrote in to tell us about framebuilder Curt Goodrich’s neat custom frame and downtube shifter for use with the Rohloff hub:

Have you seen this downtube shifter for Rohloff Schaltung? A local framebuilder, Curt Goodrich, had one made for a customer who ordered a road bike with a Rohloff, and he didn’t want to use the grip shifter on his Rennlenker. Suche nach “Das Knob” Info: You can find some good images in Curt’s blogs. Cheers, Bob Elias Minnesota, USA

Thanks Bob!

About a month ago, Youtube user gearfreezone (assumed to be associated with Fallbrook Technologies, makers of the Nuvinvi hub) posted 9 instructional videos for the NuVinci 360 which is a continuously variable transmission hub. They cover wheel building, sprocket installation, and shifter installation to name a few.

I’ve embedded all of the videos at the Hubstripping page about the NuVinci 360 for quick reference.

Joule Dynamo HubFrequent Hubstripping reader and commenter Steve Weeks put together the following wonderful writeup about how he fixed his Joule dynamo hub. Hopefully it will be useful to other readers as well.

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Coasties is a shop in California that is all about coaster brake hubs.  And why not? Coasties are the new fixies. They are also involved with an all coaster brake and 700c wheel bike race called the SLO Little 500! If you’re in the St Luis Obispo California area, that would seem to be the thing to check out. If not, maybe you could start a race up in your area!?

I’ll let Johnny from Coasties tell you the rest:

Coasties…Oh you build custom wheels!?! Cool, can you build me a set of fixie wheels!?!?

No, we can’t. Or more accurately, we don’t. We build ONLY Coaster wheels. Yup. Coasties. It happened organically a few years ago after people noticed us riding them laced to 700 road bike wheels and wanted them too.

A few sets to sold turned into a part time business and full time love of internal Coaster hubs. Now we hand build custom Coaster Brake wheels out from our spot in California. Radial lace yer front? No problem.

While it’s still in it’s infancy, we’re also collecting old knowledge of Coaster Brake culture, events and know-how so people have a home of the Coaster Brake on the internet.

If any of you Hubstripping readers have anything to contribute to the archives, please drop us a line at

700c drop bar All-Coaster goodness?

slo little 500

Getting Going in the SLO Little 500, an all Coaster Brake and 700c Wheel Race

SLO little 500 was the brainchild of Tim Wilkinson. We met him at the Bike Expo in SF in 09. Tim does this for the Glory above Notoriety and Fun above Safety.

The SLO little 500 races near St luis Obispo in California with 4 person teams who Relay one bike along the dirt racecourse.

The requirements? 700C wheels. Drop Bars. Coaster Rear hub.

Beer intake, while not required, is assumed. Check out some pics of what we’ve done out here on this coast.