Originally posted in the Mechanics forum, but no one is biting.
I really like the idea of commuting on a bike using a hub like this:
but I don't have any experience with internal-gear hubs. If it needs repairs later on, are parts available? Are FG hubs as reliable as AW's? How long-lived are they? (This one dates from 1960). What shifter do I use, and is it hard to come by? Do FG hubs have any quirks I need to know about?
Those are the big questions for now... if anyone has any information to share, I'd really appreciate it