I'm soon to take possession of a cheap bike bought on ebay which utilises a seven speed nexus hub. I hope to use the machine primarily to take me through my winter commute - my existing bike with a derailer set-up having took a predictable hammering from the weather/road dirt in the last winter months.
I was wondering however whether it was possible to mate the nexus hub with a multiple (2?) chain ring set up at the front end to give me a wider range of gears, and whether this was a sensible thing to consider, and to enquire if anyone had been down that route before and could let me know how effective it was. Alternatively if it's just a daft idea I'll drop it now.
It may be the case that when i have a chance to test the bike on my normal commute route (24 miles round trip) the gearing is fine anyway.
Many thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.