Old 01-26-12, 10:24 PM
  #37  
Steely Dan
born again cyclist
 
Steely Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,366

Bikes: I have five of brikes

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 172 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
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.
Steely Dan is offline