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As is the case with 99% of the questions on this site, Sheldon Brown has an answer for us. http://sheldonbrown.com/org/otb.html A 63 speed bicycle. My recollections from previous discussions about this topic is that you need to be careful to not get too low a gear ratio; if you get the front chainring very small you can have problems with stripping the ...


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From what I've read about the Alfine 11 and 8, the lowest ratio is about the same, but the Alfine 11 has a greater highest ratio. So you could use an Alfine 11 and a smaller front chainring. Then your top gear would remain about the same, and your lowest gear would get lower. Try this site for comparing gear ratios, I have found it to be extremely useful: ...



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