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If you use one of the durable IGH the wear parts are pretty much the same as what is on a single speed.

I have one Raleigh Sports 3 speed (Sturmey Archer AW) that has well over 30,000 miles on the hub with nothing other than an occasional chain swap and one cog swap, that was more to change gearing than because the cog was worn out. It is heavily worn but not to the point that it was causing chain skip.

I prefer the IGH because of gear choices. I have mine set up similar to what fietsbob posted above. I have around 30 bicycles and around 20 are IGH for a reason.

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