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Old 06-09-12, 03:16 AM   #1
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Post a photo of your IGH conversion commuter!

Hello all, I am looking for inspiration for my latest build, a converted derailleur trekking bike to IGH hub.
I'd really appreciate a bit of IGH eye candy, so if any of you have a photo of your IGH conversion handy, if you can post it I'd be really grateful.
I'm particularly interested in any Cross Check IGH conversions/builds, or similar.

Thanks all in advance, and have a great weekend!

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Old 06-09-12, 05:58 AM   #2
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Not a conversion but a new build:



S-A 8-speed, Jtek shifter, 31-101 gear inches, 37-590mm wheels/tires.

BikeFriday tikit converted to IGH:



SRAM iMotion3, SRAM twist shifter. 53x17 "magic ratio", 37-50-69 gear inches.
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Old 06-09-12, 10:11 AM   #3
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Here's a slightly out of date shot of my commuter:

This started out as a cheap 18-speed mountain bike. Now fitted with a sturmey-archer AG 3-speed with generator, along with fixed lights, rack, fenders, north road handlebars and a chainguard, in the style of dutch city bikes.
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Old 06-09-12, 12:09 PM   #4
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I did a conversion a few years back and will dig out the pics today or take new.

Saw your thread in bike mechanics. Powerarranger explained it well.
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Old 06-09-12, 12:36 PM   #5
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I'll have photos on Monday, I'm switching over from an 8spd Suntour derailleur to a 5-speed Sturmey-Archer X-RD5(W)! Its exciting!
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Old 06-09-12, 02:45 PM   #6
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Here's mine. It's pretty much modeled after Sheldon Brown's Bianchi San Jos8 he built.

It's a Shimano Red Band/Alfine/whatevertheycallit now 8-speed hub. I used the Versa shifter as well but added that later. I started off with the twist shifter. Rims are Sun CR18 and I had a shop build the hub into the wheel for me.

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Old 06-09-12, 05:03 PM   #7
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Old 06-09-12, 07:12 PM   #8
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Here is my Bianchi Campione withe Shimano Nexus 8 speed. I opted to keep the drop bars and put the Jtek bar end shifter on it, which I like a lot. I've probably put close to 2000miles on the hub since I got it in may. It had some skipping gear issues at first. It does have a break in period but now it is smooth and rarely if ever comes out of gear anymore. Will be riding my 2nd century on it tomorrow.


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Old 06-09-12, 07:15 PM   #9
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My Norco winter bike is built with an SA AG (AW with generator) in the rear... the same wheelset was used on my Kuwahara Shasta before I retired it from winter duty.

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Huge thanks to all.
Much food for thought.
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