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Old 11-14-07, 03:25 PM
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Good writeup about gearhubs

Better then Sheldon's

http://www.radratgeber.de/Radratgebe...ltung_119.html
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Old 11-14-07, 05:00 PM
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Its like those scary movies from the 50's that show us what life would be like had the Allies lost WWII.
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Old 11-14-07, 05:37 PM
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Here's an electronicly translated version of the article...


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I love this translation: "When (some) Hub circuit is a resignation brake."

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Old 11-14-07, 11:52 PM
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That makes for funny reading in translation. I hope I do not sound that bad when I try to produce French. Ugh. Probably do. Resignation, never do, I.

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It's in German... Try again.
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I've visited that site on ocassion as they have some great German bike stuff thats not available in the US (for which I have much affinity to)
Not being able to read German though has been a slight...hindrance
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Heh, I still laugh at resignation brake


So here's another interesting article comparing different hubs, including some interesting stuff concerning SRAM i motion 9 speed compared to Shimano Alfine 8 speed. Amongst others, a better stallioning of speeds and wheel dismounting that's less tedious then the Shimano, but the SRAM is 100€ more.

Seems a lot of these things aren't intended for hauling weight. There's special cargo and tandem hubs that ought to work for that, though.

http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/in...ar-hub-review/


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Originally Posted by JeanCoutu View Post
Seems a lot of these things aren't intended for hauling weight. There's special cargo and tandem hubs that ought to work for that, though.
My SA-8 did not last 5 months on my XtraLite before I killed it.
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How are the recent sturmey archers, They any good? i was under the understanding that SA hubs where better as their basic design was better and sram/shimano had to come up with all sorts a bollocks to get around strumey patents
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My SA-8 did not last 5 months on my XtraLite before I killed it.
Think that was because it had to work hard, or it's just rubbish?

I really like the look of that hub, except for quality question marks and the direct drive first gear, which must mean you need a very small chainring (for large wheels), and therefore a lot of stress on the chain and torque going into the hub. That can't help reliability.

I like the look of its ratios. 6 closely and evenly spaced gears plus an extra low and an extra high makes good sense to me.
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Better then Sheldon's
Thems fighin' words around here!

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Think that was because it had to work hard, or it's just rubbish?
I think it was the hard labour more than the build quality.
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