Service Schedule for Rohloff Bikes

Service schedule for Rohloff models purchased later than January 2017 only.

Updated: August 17, 2017

VWR bikes are supplied with the required tools for basic maintenance. We recommend these stay with the bike.

Regular Checks

 

Perform these checks before riding the bike after initial assembly and after each re-assembly

Brake check

Stand on the left side of the bike, hold both brake levers and try to push the bike forward. You should not be able to.

Crown and headtube connection check

Repeat the above step but only hold the front brake on. With the other hand, hold the area between the fork crown and the headtube. Rock the bike. There should be no movement.

Rattle drop check

Stand beside the bike and three or four times lift the bike 3 cm off the floor and drop it listening to the sounds. Nothing should rattle or sound loose.

Stem-to-fork connection check

Stand in front of the bike facing it with the wheel between your legs and hands on the outer parts of the handlebars. Whilst gripping the wheel between your legs try very hard to turn the handlebars. They should not turn. The stem-to-fork connection must be firm and secure or you may lose control of the bike and possibly die.

Light check

While the switch on the headlight is in the down position, stand beside the bike, raise the front wheel off the ground and have someone spin it to see that both lights are working.

Tyre air pressure check

Check the air pressure. The size of each tyre is printed on its tyre wall. The rim decal gives a maximum pressure for each tyre size in bars. 1 bar = 14.5psi. Refer to the website discussion on tyre sizes and air pressure if in doubt. Also associate your preferred levels with the finger squeeze test in case you are without a gauge.

Eccentric Bottom Bracket check

Check that the main screw in the EBB (eccentric bottom bracket) in its current position, is tight. 5-8Nm.

Air pressure check

Check the tyre air pressure as per the above remarks. Look for any glass or other road debris in the tyre treads and remove any with something like a sewing pick.

Milestone Checks

 

Perform these checks twice within the first 500 kilometres

Attachment tightness check

The four attachment points for the rear carrier, the two for the kickstand, and at least one on each brake caliper. If anything is coming loose check that there is light grease, check that the washers are there, recheck more frequently until it is stable.

Eccentric Bottom Bracket tightness check

The main screw in the EBB (eccentric bottom bracket) in its current position, is tight. Recommended to be 5-8Nm.

Rohloff external gearbox plate cover check

Check the thumb-screw is finger-tight.

Attachment tightness check

The four attachment points for the rear carrier, the two for the kickstand, and at least one on each brake caliper. If anything is coming loose check that there is light grease, check that the washers are there, recheck more frequently until it is stable.

Spoke check

Feel each spoke to see if there is a broken one and replace it if there is (this will probably never happen).

Oily hub check

A little oil leaks from the hub. It is normal. Wipe it off to prevent it getting as far as the brake pads.

Brake pad check and likely pad change

Remove the brake pads and check the wear level, Replace if close to being worn right down at any point. Check your stock of pads.

Belt tension check

Reset the belt tightness if it has lost tension. The day after recheck the EBB's tightness to see it has held.

Sprocket check

Check tightness

Rohloff hub oil change

Use Rohloff Art.Nr. 8410 and check your stock of this oil change kit.

Tyre wear check

When the colour of the puncture protection starts to show you normally have a few thousand kms available before you start to get punctures.

Crank attachment check

Use the 8mm hex (allen) key with pipe extender from your set of tools. Torque should be 40Nm or 350 inch pounds.

Sprocket check

Check for signs of wear

*Your own observations should take precedence. The above list is minimum service only. If you notice something then check it straight away. Do the bounce test for rattles. Be ready to notice the earliest sign of brake pads wearing down to the metal. Never ride with such worn pads. Have spare pads in stock. Become familiar with derailleur adjustments. They only take seconds when your fingers learn what to do.

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