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Old 09-14-07, 04:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-14-07, 05:11 PM   #2
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I have one sitting in a parts bin at home.
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Old 09-14-07, 05:44 PM   #3
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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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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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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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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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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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