Is this really such a novel piece of equipment?
2006 Bianchi Bergamo internal/hub derailleur
I commute with a lot of weight on the rack and pop spokes in my rear wheel at least a couple of times a year. I had it rebuilt and had a good six-month run until last week. I asked a local shop to spec a full replacement wheel so I'd have a spare that I could just drop in (so I can then get the other wheel fixed up when convenient, without losing the use of the bike in the meantime).
They came back saying that the hub alone would be $350 USD. The whole bike was something like $600 USD.
I can't find a source for this, and now I'm concerned that someday that thing is going to break and then where will I be? Any suggested courses of action?