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    Shimano 3-speed internal hub with freewheel?

    I talk to a LBS that claims that they can get a Shimano internal 3spd hub with a freewheel. Now I've never heard of that and the only 3sp Shimano hub I can find online comes with a coaster brake. Now has anyone heard of this?

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    I have one sitting in a parts bin at home.
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    So is it a discontinued hub? I don't see it anywhere online, not even on the Shimano website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamcha View Post
    I talk to a LBS that claims that they can get a Shimano internal 3spd hub with a freewheel. Now I've never heard of that and the only 3sp Shimano hub I can find online comes with a coaster brake. Now has anyone heard of this?
    It's possbile the only hub they offer is the auto 3 speed hub available in Trek's Lime. I guess you may have to buy Srams. Oppps! That's also a coaster brake.

    There's nothing wrong with a 3 speed coaster brake. My Dahon Presto has a coaster brake and it's not bad at all. It helps preserve the front brake and it stops very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    It's possbile the only hub they offer is the auto 3 speed hub available in Trek's Lime. I guess you may have to buy Srams. Oppps! That's also a coaster brake.

    There's nothing wrong with a 3 speed coaster brake. My Dahon Presto has a coaster brake and it's not bad at all. It helps preserve the front brake and it stops very well.
    No it's not that, I asked him if he was completely sure it was a freewheel and he said yes. Besides, jur just said he has one.

    I don't like coaster brakes. It's nice to peddle backwards sometimes, kind of stretches the legs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamcha View Post
    I talk to a LBS that claims that they can get a Shimano internal 3spd hub with a freewheel. Now I've never heard of that and the only 3sp Shimano hub I can find online comes with a coaster brake. Now has anyone heard of this?
    I also have a old shimano 333 3 speed internal gear hub with freewheel in my spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caotropheus View Post
    I also have a old shimano 333 3 speed internal gear hub with freewheel in my spare parts.
    Oh God... I sure hope not. Those things are life from the 60's right?

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    suppose so!

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    I heard that those 333 hubs work like crap.

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    Does anyone know if the coaster brake in these hubs cab be disabled?

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    Well guys, just came back from the LBS and it's true. The owner showed me like7 bikes that had a Shimano Nexus 3-spd hubs with either a roller brake or free wheel. He said that they also make a version that works with disk brakes. I am getting the one with rollar brakes installed for $175 total.

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