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    i think i prefare a igh

    am i the only one who thinks this? just seems to shift a lot smoother and looks cleaner to me

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    wut?
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    am i the only one who thinks this?
    Presumably not. The manufacturers keep coming out with new models so I presume they see a sizable market.

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    wut?
    internal gear hub

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    oh wow.... real bike stuff...
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    I like IBC. Smooth and creamy, nice head, very drinkable.
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    Me too. A lot less work keeping in clean.
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    i also find when i had a 21 speed bike i only used 3 gears. so this 7 speed hub has enough gears for me.i do wish the low gear was a tad lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i also find when i had a 21 speed bike i only used 3 gears. so this 7 speed hub has enough gears for me.i do wish the low gear was a tad lower.
    Judging by his signature line and videos, I would say Dan Burkhart is a fan of IGH as well. A knowledgable fan at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i also find when i had a 21 speed bike i only used 3 gears. so this 7 speed hub has enough gears for me.i do wish the low gear was a tad lower.
    If I lived elsewhere, it would be a nice choice. But as it is, I use all 21 gears just getting out of my neighborhood and love those low gears.
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    IGH is great for a place like Savannah, GA. Plus it is heavy and generally installed on heavy bikes. For a flat city bike they are KILLER. For a utility bike the same.

    You wanna climb a steep hill or race? Fuggedaboutit...

    But the are like rocks as pets, low maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    IGH is great for a place like Savannah, GA. Plus it is heavy and generally installed on heavy bikes. For a flat city bike they are KILLER. For a utility bike the same.

    You wanna climb a steep hill or race? Fuggedaboutit...

    But the are like rocks as pets, low maintenance.

    Atlanta is pretty hilly and you can get along pretty well with an IGH as long as you realize sometimes you will be slower going uphill.
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    The steepest hill I can think about in Atlanta, in Atlanta, would be some driveways. Outside of those Kennesaw Mnt. comes to mind. I think, if I wouldn't mind the embarrassment, I could ride an IGH bike around Stone Mountain.

    Don't misunderstand I really like IGH for urban and utility bikes. It's definitely functional. But of course I feel everyone should have a number+1 bikes available to them at any given time. For the current situation, you understand...
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    ha used to live a mile or so from kenesaw mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    The steepest hill I can think about in Atlanta, in Atlanta, would be some driveways. Outside of those Kennesaw Mnt. comes to mind. I think, if I wouldn't mind the embarrassment, I could ride an IGH bike around Stone Mountain.

    Don't misunderstand I really like IGH for urban and utility bikes. It's definitely functional. But of course I feel everyone should have a number+1 bikes available to them at any given time. For the current situation, you understand...

    Don't be fooled, a lot of side streets were obviously designed without consulting any kind of traffic engineers. There's a road near my house that when climbing it's difficult to keep the front wheel down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Judging by his signature line and videos, I would say Dan Burkhart is a fan of IGH as well. A knowledgable fan at that.
    Working toward a career in watch repair when I grow up. That's where the real money is. Gearhubs are kinda like that, only not so intricate.
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    All of my bikes are internal gear, except for the single speed.
    I have no use for a derailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i also find when i had a 21 speed bike i only used 3 gears. so this 7 speed hub has enough gears for me.i do wish the low gear was a tad lower.
    Not positive, but I think you can get the gearing a bit lower by changing the rear cog, but then the high gear (along with all of the ones in between) will be lower as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    wut?
    Did you ever figure it out?

    Or are still looking for help?
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    got it
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