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Old 03-22-14, 07:35 PM   #1
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my love of a igh revisted

man I wish I found out how much I loved em years ago.. im not knocking derailleurs .I just prefare a igh .
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Old 03-25-14, 01:13 AM   #2
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3,5,7,8 or 14 speeds?
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I keep thinking about dropping a 3 or 5 speed hub into my SSCX bike.
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I agree. If they weighed less, I think I would put them on most of my bikes. I bought a used Nuvinci and we really like it alot.
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they just seem to work better for me. and u can change gears at a stop
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man I wish I found out how much I loved em years ago.. im not knocking derailleurs .I just prefare a igh .
I'll knock deraylers. IGH convert years ago. Got everything from 2 to 14 speeds in the fleet.
Plus, they are really fun to pull apart and figure out how they work.
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I'll knock deraylers. IGH convert years ago. Got everything from 2 to 14 speeds in the fleet.
Plus, they are really fun to pull apart and figure out how they work.
I am a subscriber to your YouTube channel.... you take all sorts of stuff apart.

I'm just afraid to spend the money to shell out for a new hub/wheel/shifter/cables if I am unsure I will love it.
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I want an IGH. I've thought of building a new wheel for my Rockhopper SS and running maybe just a 3spd with coaster brake. I only use it on the canal path, and that would make life simple Although, honestly, I've yet to find a need for another gear... haha

But for my road bike or mountain bike, I'm fine with derailleur. I already have them, so its kind of easy
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I am a subscriber to your YouTube channel.... you take all sorts of stuff apart.

I'm just afraid to spend the money to shell out for a new hub/wheel/shifter/cables if I am unsure I will love it.
Thank you for that.Working on a major project right now with the Shimano Nexus/Alfine 8 speed. Hope to have it completed in the near future, but I don't want to rush this one through.
Maybe you could find someone locally to let you test ride one.
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Sturmey Archer 5sp hub w/ 90mm drum brake weighs more than some wheelsets.

Having said that, I like IGH hubs, used to commute on an Nexus 8, but since have mostly switched to derailleur gears.

Except I have a Sachs 3x7 wheel waiting to go onto my Birdy. And that Schwinn Super Le Tour conversion I just built with a S-A S2C hub...
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I was considering just taking the plunge and Harris Cyclery sells 700c wheels with Nexus-3 SG-3C41 coaster brake hubs. Does anyone have an opinion (ha ha ha, this is the internet) on S-A v. Shimano IGH?
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I was considering just taking the plunge and Harris Cyclery sells 700c wheels with Nexus-3 SG-3C41 coaster brake hubs. Does anyone have an opinion (ha ha ha, this is the internet) on S-A v. Shimano IGH?
Both are very robust and durable. I give the edge to Sturmey Archer based on parts availability, serviceability and shifter options, but you won't go far wrong with either one.
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I was expecting more of a holy war, but the day is young yet.
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I cant see a derailleur system being much more light vs igh . I mean between the derailleur and the cassette .id guess they weigh the same
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... and then I found out that a Hubbub shifter adapter for my road bars would be another $60. Why on earth is a length of 7/8" aluminum so expensive?
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CVT's are where it's at.....the IGH is a dinosaur.
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CVT's are where it's at.....the IGH is a dinosaur.
If I could find a NuVinci to try, I might have an opinion there.
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