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Old 07-23-07, 04:30 PM
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You got a bike with a Shimano Nexus 7 or Nexus 8 hub gear, with rollerbrakes, and while you really love it (and there's a lot to love about rollerbrakes, too, BTW), changing or repairing the rear tire is a bit of a pain in die arsh. Well, not necessarily so: if you have to fix/replace the inner tire, or replace the (outer) tire, you don't have to remove both the shifting and the brake cables - one will do, you don't need to completely separate the wheel from the bike, to do those tire repair/replacement operations.

If you have a coaster brake on that geared hub, then you'll have to unscrew the brake arm from the chainstay, obviously, but you still don't need to remove the shifter cable.

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