Old 01-26-12, 10:24 PM
Steely Dan
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Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
the length of this thread is ample evidence that it's non-trivial. when I was riding an iGH I lived in fear of flats. that's the major reason I don't ride it much anymore
actually, the length of this thread is ample evidence that not all IGH's (and their integration with the frame and braking system) are the same. Some IGH wheels are relatively quick and easy to remove and others more complex. My Alfine 8 IGH bike has vertical dropouts with an EBB and disc brakes. Loosening the axle nuts and disengaging the shift cable adds about 30 seconds to rear wheel removal compared to a more convential QR set-up on a dérailleur bike. I do not live in fear of flats on my IGH bike.
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