With all bikes that have gears now coming with a wide choice
in gearing,internal hub & derailer, it's tough to know just
what's needed for average town, commuting and light touring.
Sure , I know a race or mountain bike needs a wide range of
gearing,but gee whizz do you really need 21 speeds for normal
riding? I've seen many riders ,in town, stand up to pedal
rather than deal with the confusion of shifting a derailer!!
That tells me that on most bikes the gears are window
dressing to sell bikes as they will serve no real purpose.
So for those that actully use gears......
What type of gearing is best for all round use?
Internal hub and how many gears...3..5..7..8..14??