Questions tagged [internally-geared-hub]

An internally-geared hub is a gearing system contained within the rear-wheel hub of a bicycle. All the components are contained within the sealed hub, making them less susceptible to the elements when riding. They are generally regarded as lower maintenance than dérailleur gears. Usually they will have a somewhat narrower range of gears, and larger steps between the gear ratios.

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carbon gates belt drive . need to have lower gears to get up steeper hills. best options

I'm planning to go on a long cycle this year and that last 20k is up a steep incline. I noticed i had to walk up the inclines that were steep and i thought i would have got a lot further if I had one ...
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Alternative to 5-speed twist shifter for Shimano Nexus 5-speed IGH?

I'm going to buy a SG-C7000-5D / SG-C7050-5D and don't want to use the twist shifter. Unfortunately there aren't many 5-speed flat bar shifters around theses days. I've searched for alfine shifters, ...
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How much “play” is normal in a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub?

I inherited a bike with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub (Sturmey Archer AW, from 1984). I am very familiar with free-wheels and cassete hubs, but this is fairly new to me, although I did some research ...
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What is the maximum input torque on Sturmey-Archer internally geared hubs?

What is the maximum input torque that can be sustained by sturmey archers internally geared hubs. The website is surprisingly short on info about this. I'm specifically interested in the hybrid ...
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How to select gear on internally geared hub with broken shifter

I bought used bike with words "gear mechanism is not working and set to 6th gear only". Ok, no problem. Riding was a bit harder, but fine for quadriceps :) Later I had a flat tire on rear/back wheel....
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How to maintain a Shimano Nexus gear hub?

I have a bicycle with Shimano hub gears (Nexus 7 speed). I would like to know what type of maintenance it needs, besides the normal tuning. I believe it needs some greasing, but I have no idea how to ...
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SRAM i3 coaster brake only activating after multiple turns backwards

My son's bike has a SRAM i3 internal gear + coaster brake hub. It has recently started sometimes only activating the coaster brake after backpedalling a good one or two full revolutions. When in this ...
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Different vibrating tone on a belt drive with a Shimano Alfine hub

I have recently bought a new Cube EXC Travel bicycle with a Gates carbon drive. This bicycle is equipped with a Shimano Alfie 8 speed internally geared hub. The bicycle is new and it seems that the ...
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Internal friction in new Alfine 11 S7001-11

I just bought a new rear wheel with an Alfine S7001-11 internal-gear hub. Before installing it, I realized that it apparently has heavy internal friction. When the wheel is set in motion, it comes to ...
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which motor is used to change gears in automatic gear shifting cycle now-a-days?

I am doing a project on automatic gear shifting. I need to choose which motor will be used to change the gear. I have found a previous question on this topic. An answer mentioned: If you used a ...
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Impossible to disassemble a Sturmey Archer 3 speed

I have a relatively recent Sturmey Archer IGH 3 speed (CS-RK3) that has a broken part in it (HSA119 Gear Ring Pawl to be precise). Unfortunately, I am unable to unscrew the HSA824 F30 Ball Ring to ...
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Single speed to multi-speed conversion with internal gear hub

I currently have a single speed 52m Crew District. I got it as a commuter once I got moved closer my workplace. I live in a fairly hilly area and I am thoroughly missing the option to downshift and ...
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Are there penny-farthings with an internally geared hub?

Has someone built a penny-farthing (high-wheel/ordinal) with a gearbox in the hub? If not, are there obvious reasons one cannot do such a thing? (I recognize this is silly, but that never stopped ...
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What's the verdicts on hub-less circle bicycle wheels? Sturdy and “maintenance-free”?

You've probably seen these weird hub-less bicycles, the Reevo and the Cyclotron; while they "look cool" I wonder if anyone has long term maintenance experience on these. Considering that ...
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Shimano Nexus 8 internal hub skip/clacking noise when under torque

Hello fellow cycling enthusiasts. Intro I have bought, just 2 months ago, a new Cube Hyde Pro 2020 bicycle with belt drive (Gates, rear cassette out of metal, CDC with 22 teeth) Shimano Nexus 8 ...
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Shimano Nexus 8 speed gear hubs: Difference between SG-C6000-8D and SG-C6001-8D?

I'd like to build a wheel with an eight-speed Shimano Nexus gear hub with disk brakes. Does someone know the difference between the SG-C6000-8D and the SG-C6001-8D? For both, Sheldon Brown says "...
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Is it viable to use a Pinion gearbox system / internal gear hub / CVT gears for a road bike?

Just a thought I had. What would be the top speed if I ever sprinted using one of these?
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Does a Tern Cargo Rack fit on a Bike Friday NWT (whilst accomodating Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers)?

I was wondering, whether a Tern Cargo Rack fits on a Bike Friday NWT with a Sram Dual Drive 27 whilst accommodating Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers. The problem with rear racks, the Sram Dual ...
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Opening a Shimano Alfine 8 hub (large dust cover)

I’m dismantling my Shimano Alfine 8 hub to service the internals. I’m at the stage in the photograph but can’t turn the large black plastic dust cover, with <-tighten loosen-> on it. The hub has ...
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What are the pros and cons of internal gears?

I've had my hybrid 24-speed for a bit over 3 years now, and just last weekend, when looking for a bike for my wife, discovered internal gears. Suffice to say it blew my mind when I saw 7-speed ...
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Which direction of dropout should I order for small parts kit for SHIMANO ALFINE internal hub gears

The bike I have is Raleigh Motus ebike 2018. I have ordered a SHIMANO ALFINE SG-S7001-8 internal gear hub to replace the stock derailleurs there. I need to order a small parts set SM-S7000-8. It comes ...
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Why can't I adjust my Shimano Nexus 8 gear?

I have an three year old Electra Townie 8i with the Shimano Nexus Inter 8 hub gear that needs to be adjusted. I followed the guide in this clip and it was easy enough. ...
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Does only Rohloff manufacture the sprocket for their Speedhub 14?

Are there any manufacturers other than Rohloff who make the sprocket for the Rohloff Speedhub 14? Is the sprocket Rohloff specific or is it a standard / general / everyday part?
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How to prevent Alfine 8 from “skipping”/"slipping under load?

I bought a nice belt-drive bike with an Alfine 8 hub. While I love everything about the belt, the Alfine hub gives me grief: under high(er) torque - think fast acceleration from a stop at a light - it ...
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Shimano Nexus with shift levers

Shimano Nexus usually comes with a twist shifts. Is it possible to also use shift levers with Nexus? Which ones? More concretely, Shimano Nexus C6000 Revoshift (8s) (hub) and Shimano Alfine 7000 (8s) ...
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Diagnosing hub wobble (Shimano Nexus)

I have a Babboe City cargo bike with a Shimano Nexus 7 rear hub. Just coming into home on my last ride there was a bit of noise from the drivetrain and, on closer inspection, some other symptoms. The ...
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Any special issues with putting a wider internal gear hub in a narrower alu frame?

Can I safely put my 130mm internal geared hub in a 126mm spaced aluminum frame by forcing it? What are the consequences? How would the IGH be "damaged" by this? My IGH hub has a wheel laced and ...
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Longtail cargo bikes - why no internal-gear hubs?

I really like the idea of ("compact") longtail cargo bikes, i.e. bikes with a regular frame shape but with an extra-large and sturdy rack for transporting medium-sized loads and persons/kids. ...
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Replacing broken nexus 7 gear hub with second hand one

My previous nexus 7 gear hub completely broke down and i decided to replace it with a second hand wheel. I took my bike apart, and used the sprocket gear of my old wheel on the new one. After that i ...
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Nexus 7 speed will not go into 6. and 7. gear

Hope someone can help😎 I have an elder Nexus 7 speed internal gear, which will not shift to 6. and 7. gear but go backwards. Instead of getting the 6. and 7. gear, I get 4. or 3. gear. The ...
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Replace Nexus 3 with rollerbrake with Alfine 11

I have a cargo bike equipped with a Nexus 3 hub shifter and related roller brake. Since where I live is pretty hilly, I'd like to replace it with a shifter with a big range and little gap between the ...
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Internal gear hub maintenance

I have a Muji utility bicycle with a 3-speed internal gear hub which I got second hand around 5 years ago. The LBS which I bought the bike from has since closed down and I haven't managed to find ...
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How many miles and/or commuting seasons will a modern internal geared hub last?

I've been considering drive trains on a utility / commuter bike. The Shimano Alfine internal 8-speed hub is on several bikes I've liked. I've also heard good things about SRAM and Nexus hubs. I ride ...
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How to install a Rohloff Speedhub on a Surly Troll with rear facing horizontal fork ends

I have a Surly Troll with rear facing horizontal fork ends. Is there a recommended way of installing a Rohloff Speedhub 14 on the Surly Troll? These answers mention tugnuts and washers, but perhaps ...
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Smaller chainring on the right side of a bigger one possible?

I recently converted my bicycle from a derailleur setup to an internally geared hub. During the conversion, I also replaced the previous crankset (with three chainrings) by a crankset having a single ...
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How much energy loss should there be in an internal hub 8-speed?

I've recently acquired a Specialized Globe Haul 2, which was stored in a shed in Arkansas for 10 years and never ridden. It has the original Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal hub. I replaced the tires ...
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Back wheel jumping out of rear dropout with child transporter

Some days ago, I was riding my bike towing a child transporter. I was going steep uphill and put quite some force on the pedal. Suddenly, I heard a loud snapping sound and the back wheel was blocked. ...
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Use Brompton BWR 3-speed hub to create a full 700c wheel?

I have been looking at getting an internal gear hub wheel for my commuter. I currently ride a fixie and I find myself wanting a lower gear at stop lights and a higher gear in straight aways. Basically ...
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Adjust Nuvinci nfinity gears

After the latest service, my manual Nuvinci nfinity is set to higher gear than before and I want it lowered again. Surfing the web I find nothing like "turn this knob to adjust gear". The closest I ...
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How to correctly adjust 3 speed shifter

I have a second hand chapelli 3 speed bike. Everything was fine until I got a flat tire on my back wheel. I was able to figure out how to get the back wheel off (after a bit of Googling), by ...
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What's the efficiency of hub gears compared to derailleurs?

What's the efficiency of hub gears compared to derailleurs? I know that hub gears are not as efficient. Apart from being heavier, how much will I lose in performance if I use hub gears?
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Need guidance on selecting proper Gates belt drive components for my belt-ready frame

I have a very cheap, locally made bike with a belt drive installed on it (the frame is belt-ready). One more thing to note is that the bike is equipped with SG-3C41 IGH from Shimano. The problem is ...
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How do I tighten the loose chain given an enclosed Nexus rear hub?

How do I tighten the loose chain on my son's bicycle given an enclosed Nexus rear hub (3 gears but no visible external cogs) ?
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Chain coming off with internal hub gear bike - why?

I have a Raleigh Caprice bike, about 7 years old, with sturmey archer 3 speed hub gears. There have been some problems with the hub gears in the past 9 months, which have been fixed by a mechanic. ...
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Loud cracking noise after installing new chain

I did some work on my Rohloff bike today, installing a new chain & chainring and reversing the sprocket. When trying out the bike afterwards, something in the drive train was making a loud ...
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Lubricating an alfine 11 IGH hub

I have an almost-new New-Old-Stock Shimano Alfine11 internal geared hub in the rear wheel of my bike. Its on 300 km now, with a first oil change due at 1000 km and then yearly or every 5000 km after ...
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Can't setup shifting on Shimano Nexus 7 after unscrewing wheel

I had to unscrew rear wheel to replace inner tube. I haven't fully detached it, just to the moment I was able to replace tube. After reattaching wheel I can't setup gears shifting (that's my first ...
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How to replace a Sturmey Archer's cable?

I would like to replace the cable of a Sturmey Archer hub, but can't find a way to disassemble the old cable without destroying it, and it puzzles me how to insert the new cable. To better explain, I ...
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Can oil/grease damage tires?

I've noticed a small puddle of light oil beneath the rear wheel of our Rohloff-equipped tandem. I'm told that a small amount of leakage is normal and I'm not worried about that. The issue is that a ...
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Commuter bike for better performance: less weight, or internal gear-hub?

Background I commute daily to work, the ride is about 10 km each way, across the city. The path is mostly streets with intersections, and a few long cycling lanes. Some hills here and there: Strava ...