Hub gear options

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by skwerl, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    A colleague is looking for an new bike. He used to have a Nexus-based one but says the spread of ratios isn't wide enough so keen on going with anothe Nexus/Alfine-based nike this time.

    Rohloff is too expensive

    Any options that could provide a hub gear bike with a wider ratio spread?

    I don't think changing the planetary gears on a Shimano 8-speed is a possibility
  2. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    here's 4

    (models : mixer & tap)

    although my preferred route is to find a cheap cromo frame from ebay, or better still the tip/skip and build my own wheels for it. you'll get equal quality to any of those and unique to you for considerably less.

    of course, before everyone started seeing the light and the market responded with the above, it was the only way to get one:thumbsup:
  3. hygienic

    hygienic New Member

  4. wakemalcolm

    wakemalcolm New Member

    You don't need forward facing dropouts to take the wheel off (mine have veritcal). What you do need is a means of keeping the chain from going slack and forward facing dropouts sorts this out (as does an eccentric BB or an idler)
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