shimano capreo has been around for some time now.
but I just realized, that this thing, aside from the 3 speed internal gear hub,
in my opinion, is the ultimate match for small wheeled folder.
and I mean small. 16 and smaller.
when you calculate the gear inches (can use the sheldon's calculator),
you can get relatively high gear inches (with the 9t cog), while you still get around 30 something low gear inches (with the 26t cog)
and I just realized, the price for hub and cassette is just little more than 100 dollahs.
this is not so expensive as upgrading your folders with a 52t crank for road bike.
and definitely not as expensive as buying a 7/8 speed internal gear. (consider the extra weight, too)
so, I am calling all 16 inch wheelers.
how bad do you want it? (why is it that only a handful of makers, provide them as OEM?)
is it just me??