Old 02-09-11, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
Couldn't make up my mind if this question should be asked in the Winter, Mechanics, or General, so I posted here.

I'm convinced that I'll be jettisoning external gears on my next bike, due to various factors of my environment and personal choice. I could do like 90% of my current commute SS, but think a little bit more wouldn't hurt. Just trying to figure the long term service and replacement costs for each.
Schlumpf makes a bb conversion that gives one a second gear...don't know much about it other than it's pricey. If you can do 90% of your commute on an ss there's a good chance you could do the whole thing. On my way home I've got an 0.4 mi 18% grade hill that requires switchbacks to climb, but the rest of it goes along pretty easily. In fact now I do the whole thing on fg.
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