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Old 09-03-12, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tromper View Post
Not so much the economics, in the end Internal Gear Hubs use a chain or belt as well. Part of it is change of pace, the other part of the thought would be to simplify the bike a bit and allow for a chain guard for Seattle area winter cycling (land o drizzle). Been rolling the cuff or tying back the pant leg for years, but that's never been that satisfactory a solution.
I understand, but it's an expensive changover from what you have. If you know that's where you're headed, you could have saved on the chain, but at this point, it's in for a penny, in for a pound, and the only way you can get value from the new chain is to replace the cassette.

As for the IGH option, if that's better for your needs, you'll have to bite the bullet and this may be when you decide to do it, especially if your rear wheel is on it's last legs. Or you can keep this bike alive, scout out a used bike at a garage sale and build up an IGH bike fresh, keeping this one for sport or as a backup.
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