Breezer bikes seem nice. I like the ones with dynamo hubs.
I'm surpised to hear that you think the Premium Nexus 8-speed hub is "exceptionally difficult" to deal with. I have one and switch back and forth to a fixed-gear wheel regularly. I've actually been impressed by how easy it is to remove the wheel. I should acknowledge, however, that it is the only internally-geared hub I've dealt with, so maybe you're saying it is difficult compared to other internally-geared hubs? Are you aware of the small hole in the piece which holds the end of the shifter cable that allows you to insert an object to rotate it to an easy position for cable removal? I use either a piece of coat hanger or a small hex key.
Originally Posted by Yo Doc
Last edited by Derailed; 08-02-06 at 06:09 AM.
My used ($60) Huffy cruiser is my errands bike. Installed a big basket on the front, a bell, and, as Jackie Gleason used to say, "Awaaaaaaaaaaaay we go!"
It's perfect for light shopping, picking up lunch, dropping off books at the library, taking a picnic lunch with my daughter (on her Huffy) to the park, or cruising over to the Farmer's Market on Sunday. I carry my lock in the basket, and when I get somewhere, I lock up the bike and take the basket with me.
Works for me!
As far as dorky goes, who knows -- I like the retro look / feel of the bike. I just have to avoid big hills!
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione
Proud member of the original Club Tombay
I was not aware of that small hole; I'll look for it. Thanks for the tip! I never got that advice from Breezer, in spite of numerous E-mail exchanges with them on this topic. I'm starting to wonder if they are even aware of it!Originally Posted by Derailed
Here's my thoughts.
A few months back, there was 3-speed folder being advertised in the "trade & Exchange" part of the paper. Of course, I had to buy it. It's a steel blue Gitane & I'm unsure of it's age. It's got mud-guards, a chain cover, internal hub gears & is built to last.
It's really useful.
It can fold in half to fit on Country Link trains, local buses & in the boot of a car.
It's fun for a leisurely ride to my local beach.
Put on a big basket on the rack, and it's a grocery bike.
I can lock it up outside the mall, without worrying about it being damaged.
And the younger generation thinks it looks "cool".
Last edited by enzed; 08-03-06 at 10:27 PM.
I would look at this as a golden opportunity to create a custom bike for myself.Originally Posted by chroot
You must not have very strong winds where you ride.Originally Posted by The Fixer
7-8 beaufort north sea winds are brutal and i think i'd rather drive up a 20% grade without gears anyday.