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upgrading to a 7/8-speed internal geared hub
Hi, anyone upgraded an old ten-speed by throwing out the derailler and getting a 7- or 8-speed internal gear hub like those on sheldon brown's harris cyclery website? Would it save much weight? How hard would it be to switch out the hub and re-lace the spokes?
And how good would the gearing be? Would it be enough to take me on casual day rides with some light hills?
Does it give you a more balanced rear wheel?
Can you use multiple chainrings and a front derailler to increase your gearing options?
Is this just an insane line of thinking?
Let's discuss, because I'm intrigued by the possiblities,