I did a search put had trouble finding answers to my questions.
Mainly, are the newer hubs by sachs or nuvinci made to make tire changing fairly painless?
My father's electra townie got a flat so I helped him change it and OMG, what a major pain in the butt that was. Too many little parts and tools needed (and studying instructions) to get that thing off/on.
Are there any comparo's between the sach's i-motion 9 and the nuvinci?
I understand the new technology being used in the nuvinci, but thinking more of other things like installation, parts needed for the conversion, total cost when said and done, etc.
I'm thinking of converting my Rivendell to an internal geared hub.
Mainly I want one gear up front and then that coupled with whatever the middle position is on the rear hub should be the same gear ratio as my current single speed. Houston is so flat that I rarely change gears on the Rivendell during my commute. But don't want to get rid of them all together.