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Old 12-20-16, 12:48 PM
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GamblerGORD53
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There is only one that powers and brakes, Sturmey Archer. Mine is the 90 mm XL-FDD Drum.
5 years with 20,600 miles on 2 bikes, one tour of SE Asia 4200 miles. Sealed bearing change at 17,000 miles. Absolutely NO problems with this, set and forget. Fixing a flat is actually easier. Possible ingress of mud slim to the brake side, but cleaning is a 5 min job. I have the Edelux light, always on. My speeds have gone UP since I got this hub and IGH back hubs, Rohloff and SA 5w.
I wouldn't go back to stupid deraillers for a million $.

I have no experience with charging. I had an Ipad and S5 phone on tour. Took hours to charge them at hotels.
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