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    Internal Hub Gears

    I'm wondering if anyone here has a list of manufacturers who produce a bike with an internal gear hub. I'm thinking of possibly getting something in the future (a whole new bike) and having a list of where to start would help.

    Thanks for any help,
    Wes
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    A lot of manufacturers do, but you need to narrow down your style./ Do you want a low cost 3 speed, a high-zoot 14gear Rohloff or something inbetween (5,7,8). Relaxed short-range utility, sporty urban transport or rugged touring style?
    Ive been looking for a sporty 8speed with disk brakes (Shimano Alfine):
    Giant Escape R-Sub Zero
    Dahon cadenza
    Brodie
    If you forgoe disc brakes then Bianchi Cameleonte

    keywords for a search are Nexus, Alfine, Rohloff, SRAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    A lot of manufacturers do, but you need to narrow down your style./ Do you want a low cost 3 speed, a high-zoot 14gear Rohloff or something inbetween (5,7,8). Relaxed short-range utility, sporty urban transport or rugged touring style?
    Ive been looking for a sporty 8speed with disk brakes (Shimano Alfine):
    Giant Escape R-Sub Zero
    Dahon cadenza
    Brodie
    If you forgoe disc brakes then Bianchi Cameleonte

    keywords for a search are Nexus, Alfine, Rohloff, SRAM.
    You're right. This will be a commuter - 700cc or 26" no preference. Otherwise I'm pretty open to frame makers - as long as they have the ability to add a rack for panniers and fenders all makers are fair game.
    2006 VFRfive less than 5000k for sale. 2011 MB FantomCross 105
    Originally Posted by Pig_Chaser: Obesity epidemic, Global warming. If only there were a common solution. B'ah that's crazy talk.

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    From a cost and reliablity stand point nothing beat a 3sp. English type
    city bike. Raleigh made millions of them so a used bike should be easy
    to find. For the most part any 3spd bike is almost bulletproof for utility
    uses.

    Here's proof that 3 sps are durable. This one is a repainted 45 year old example!
    http://ramblingjackslaboratory.blogs...d-and-its.html
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    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    There a bunch of them out there. Are you looking for a City Bike with the upright riding position or something a bit sportier?
    In the City Bike category you have:

    Redline R530
    Specialized Globe
    Biria
    KHS Green
    Breezer
    Schwinn Coffee

    These are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. I know there are many more. Finally the market is starting to catch up! Most if not all of the ones listed above come with fenders, some with racks and even some with built in lighting systems.

    I have ordered Redline R530 and will post a review when I get it and have a few miles on it.

    Aaron
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    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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