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Tern Link D7i rear wheel complication

Old 11-09-18, 01:28 PM
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Tern Link D7i rear wheel complication

After I bought the bike I found out there is a complicated procedure to remove and replace the rear wheel. It is a mid drive with internal gear hub. I had the ebike mechanic change the rear tire and Im mechanically inclined. This one is scary. Funny its not user friendly. As a consequence, I've installed Slime as an abundance of caution on the road to get me home. I know I can repair a tube without taking the rear wheel off on the road. Its just a little more difficult. No question here, just a comment.

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Old 11-09-18, 01:46 PM
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The ol' internally geared hub presents the trouble of wheel removal. Sucks to have to do it and is exactly why I will never use one again. Too much hassle to deal with when taking on the simple job of removing and installing the rear wheel.
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Looks to me like the major difficulty won't be the IGH as much as it will that peculiar chainguard. Don't be afraid of it, though; get the mechanic to go through the process with you and do the whole thing while you're there with them. Then practice it a couple times at home.

What worries me the most is the paltry number of spokes in the front wheel. Otherwise it looks pretty nice.
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