Old 01-23-12, 11:47 PM
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Steely Dan
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an IGH alone really doesn't make wheel removal a whole lot more difficult than removing any wheel with axle nuts instead of quick release. What can make things a bit more tricky are drum brakes. My IGH bike has has an alfine 8 with disc brakes so removing the rear wheel is as simple as loosening the axle nuts (maybe 15 seconds) and then disengaging the shift cable from the IGH (about 10 seconds). It took longer at first to get the hang of disengaging the shift cable, but after some practice it's super freaking easy.
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