Originally Posted by JonnyHK
I looking for any feedback from anyone who has purchased this conversion new (ie on a new bike) or who has bought the kit and installed it themselves on an older bike.
What it easy to install? Any difficult areas?
Have you been pleased with the results?
In case my experience is any use - I've fitted Brompton's BWR 6 speed (Sturmey Archer 3 hub * 2 derailleur) to a year old M3L, & found it relatively straightforward. The supplied instructions are good. With a range of 33 to 99 inches, lowish weight & good efficiency (compared to a more complex hub like the SA 8) I decided against the 8 speed. I don't mind the 2 gear levers at all, & in fact for hilly areas find the wider spacing useful, eg., get to the bottom of a hill, drop a gear on the hub (~ 2 gears on a narrow spaced setup) to get up the next incline, then "trim" with the derailleur.