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Old 04-22-14, 12:18 PM   #1
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Lombardo Power2000 - thinking of a NuVinci N360 hub!

I'm thinking of upgrading my Lombardo Power2000 MiniVelo to an internal geared hub. I was going to attempt to trade for a different bike, but an igh will make a huge difference for me with this. It'll be easier to ride, maintain, and carry. An igh really won't create a problem for me with the extra weight.

All in all, a NuVinci N360 will make her a prize!

PS: if someone knows a way to modify my thread title I'd appreciate a little info on how to do it. Thanks!
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The first 2 pics are my bikes current build, but I might return to the more aggressive riding position once I change out the gearing. More maneuverability in traffic,...
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I spotted the NuVinci hub (2012 model) now going for around $150 on Amazon.com. I may actually just take this bike, remove the gearing, and upgrade the rear wheel to a NuVinci hub. This baby will FLY! It's actually a pretty beefy build as is,... I just personally dislike shifters and such.
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Good, As I understand this forum, actual trades are another fee to post in the appropriate section,

'Marketplace', at the top of the page ... you are in essence an Advertiser, then .

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I didn't realize that, sorry. I ordered my NuVinci N360 hub, so this is a different subject now.

Now, if I could possibly change my thread title it would be perfect!
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Nuvinci hubs use 2 cables to pull the shift mechanism in opposing directions .. the Grip shifter is pretty un avoidable ..

Rohloff also uses a pull-pull grip shifter , as well there are a few alternatives engineered by other makers ,
to do such things as slip around the curves of drop bars.. and mount their version of grip shifters at the center of the bars.

those shifters, some of which are also German Made , work well .. the shifting mechanicals in both cases is entirely in the Hub Itself.
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Yeah, I looked up the Rohloff hub,... Way to expensive for me. I paid $150 for this.

Now, I don't mind the extra cabling, but the twist shifter is definitely something I'll need to get used to. I had a bike a few years back with one, and I swapped it for a thumb shifter (3 speed, so it worked flawlessly). I see the NuVinci N360 doesn't have that option.

I'm just trying to finalize my decision of what bike will be getting this hub. If I win a 3 speed Nexus wheel I'm bidding on the LP2000 gets the hub. If not, I may use it on my Gravity SS 29er. It's a less costly mod on the G29er. The LP2000 would need a chain tensioner as well as a new chainring and possibly cranks as well. Plus, fatter tires - min 2.1's.

Honestly I hope I get the 3 speed wheel,... This is (imo) the perfect answer to my wanting a small 20" wheel bike that DOESN'T fold. I'm a little bit on the heavy side, even after dropping 30 something plus pounds. I'm also riding through the only area left in Jamaica, NY that has cobblestones. I need solid, reliable, and (with Schwalbe tires hopefully) not a bump magnet.

I guess, in the long run, biking has become my main hobby. I luv commuting to work, and I just enjoy not driving a car. It's so frigging liberating! May sound strange, but it's the small things in life I enjoy most now that I'm older.
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OK, the Mrs has settled everything. I'm giving her the bike and she's keeping it as is - except with much lower handlebars. She FINALLY wants a bike, and this can be tweaked for her to ride. She's a tall 5'.

I had to cancel the NuVinci, since I'm just going with a commercial Sta-Tru 700X35 Nexus 8-Speed wheel build. I'll put it on my Puma Nevis and keep the Gravity SS 29er as is.

Ugh,... Why didn't she just SAY she wanted the bike? Oi,...I gots a headache.
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The bike is still getting a NuVinci N360 CVP hub. I'm going to get a 42t chainring, and use a 20t sprocket. It's slightly less than the 2:1 recommended gearing, but it should be almost perfect for my wife. And yeah, the NuVinci hub is still coming.

Even if this will be the Mrs bike doesn't mean I can't enjoy the progress of the building & final product. I'll post a new thread when finished,...
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