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Old 04-07-12, 09:53 PM
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Which bikes come with an igh alfine 8

I am looking for a new bike for my wife and I am thinking that she would like a igh but I don't know which brands have them. I was looking for a bike that was more upright like the bianchi milano (I think that these have been discontinued)

I looked at the Civia last year and Globe Live 2.

Any suggestions?

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Old 04-07-12, 11:19 PM
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The classy Linus bikes are the best. They are equally popular with men and women here. They come with good sidepull rim brakes. The Alfine hub brakes are fugly inefficient crud.
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
The classy Linus bikes are the best. They are equally popular with men and women here. They come with good sidepull rim brakes. The Alfine hub brakes are fugly inefficient crud.
Is this from personal experience? I run an extra large city bike with them, fully loaded I top out over 325# and have no problem stopping with the Shimano roller brakes in ANY weather, try stopping with rim brakes in a hurry when it is wet. BTW I also have bikes with a variety of rims brakes including the rod brakes

@ Cyclist2000 check out Electra, Pashley, Breezer and Biria. I have not been impressed with the overall quality of the Linus, and I am not the only one. If I had to choose a single brand I would probably go with Breezer, they seem to be the best option for the money involved.

Another possibility is to build up a Alfine/Nexus wheel for a bike your wife already rides and likes.

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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post

Another possibility is to build up a Alfine/Nexus wheel for a bike your wife already rides and likes.

Aaron
Thank you for the suggestions on the other brands.

The problem adding an alfine wheel to a bike she likes, is that she really isn't a cyclist and doesn't have a bike she likes. Her bike is a 1st Generation Rockhopper that we got 25 years ago.
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
Thank you for the suggestions on the other brands.

The problem adding an alfine wheel to a bike she likes, is that she really isn't a cyclist and doesn't have a bike she likes. Her bike is a 1st Generation Rockhopper that we got 25 years ago.
By all means look for a bike she will like and ride. My wife has a couple of bikes we bought for her to ride, she did, occasionally. We "won" a Raleigh Colt as a door prize at a vintage event. Added a wicker basket and it fast became her favorite bike, she rode it more in the next 6 months than she had ridden the other two bikes in the past several years. She now has two Colts, eventually I will do a frame spread on the one and make it a 5 or 8 speed. Her newest Colt is a 1973 model that I am upgrading to alloy rims and a coaster brake 3 speed. The older one is a 1971 with the dreaded TCW III hub, that will be the one that gets a hub upgrade when the time comes. I have a Nexus 8 coaster hub NIB waiting for me to get around to it.

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What brands are carried by your favorite Bike Shop?
I expect the dealer has a nice bike, available, to have shipped in Quickly
if not in stock, for test riding .

Civia like all QBP brands will ship to any dealer with the account.

a nice WSD Mountain Bike with disc brake fittings can be component swapped
to replace the Drive train with out a lot of struggle ..
as Alfine has a disc brake mount option , using the Frame fittings,
as well as Shimano's roller brakes which some people have issues with.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
What brands are carried by your favorite Bike Shop?
I expect the dealer has a nice bike, available, to have shipped in Quickly
if not in stock, for test riding .

Civia like all QBP brands will ship to any dealer with the account.

a nice WSD Mountain Bike with disc brake fittings can be component swapped
to replace the Drive train with out a lot of struggle ..
as Alfine has a disc brake mount option , using the Frame fittings,
as well as Shimano's roller brakes which some people have issues with.
I don't know about Civia, but QBP won't ship Salsa frames or complete bikes if there's a stocking dealer within a territory. Maybe they're the exception to the QBP rule.

There's also the Raleigh Detour and Raleigh Alysa i8 (although this states it's the Nexus 8 sp)
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I think the Big diff is no credit, to stock QBP stuff, it's 30 day net.
other brands give dealers Credit to stock their bikes, to be repaid with subsequent Sales.

Bigger shop budgets always make a difference.
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Get ya a Trek Soho or Soho Deluxe:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ty/soho/soho/#

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes.../soho_deluxe/#
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Thanks for all the responses. I will start looking at some of the suggestions. The treks look pretty interesting and they are having a 20% off next weekend.
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