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You have to have a chainring in the front attached to the crank and a cog on the back attached to the internal gear hub to use an internal gear hub (IGH) (and the chain goes between the chainring and cog, as on a usual single speed bike). An IGH drivetrain installation looks like this: (Looks just like a single speed from the outside with a 42t in the ...


The switch to an IGH is never as simple as it looks. There are a couple of things to consider: Wheel: Yes you will need to have a new wheel built replacing the hub with a IGH hub. You can reuse the rim (if spoke count matches) but will also require new spokes. Dropouts: The Globe Works 3 has a semi horizontal rear dropout while the Globe Works 2 has a ...

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