So I like Rohloff hubs. I really like Rohloff hubs. In my opinion they may be the ulitmate bike geek part. Rohloff hubs are so German it hurts. There is so much going on inside of one of these it's staggering. The numbers are pretty impressive too. The hub spans a 526% gear range, with 14 dead even steps of 12.6% along that. So it has a lower low and a higher high gear than a traditional 27 speed drive train. All of this is accomplished without any gear overlap.
I bought a Rohloff a long time ago for project that never materialized. I sold it, and I have been waiting for the opportunity to ride one ever since. That opportunity presented itself last night. I bought this bike. I like everything about the bike. It's the right size, it has the right parts, it has the right look, it's all there. I am not sure yet about what I am going to do with the bike itself, since the hub was what I really was looking for. For a used bike, it is built darn near to what I would have built for myself anyway. In any case it will be a fun project to play around with.
Happy hump day all.