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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 ...


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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