Tag Archives: 9-speed

Rebuilding freewheels

We have a much expanded description of how to rebuild a freewheel, now a new article and no longer just a paragraph in our main article on freewheels.

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Revisions to Sachs/SRAM Internal-gear hub pages

Every once in a while we go back and review our pages to deal with product changes and link rot. We just did that with all our pages about Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs. You will find product manuals here … Continue reading

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Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs update

We have updated all of our pages about Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs, fixing broken links and, regretfully, indicating that SRAM is now no longer making internal-gear hubs. But many of you are using these hubs, and we are maintaining … Continue reading

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Updates to chainline and frame-spacing pages.

As of 2018, fatbikes and disk brakes have led to several new axle-length standards. The problem of disk brakes’ pulling the hub out of the front dropouts  has been addressed with through axles, which insert into a fork with a … Continue reading

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Gear Calculator updated!

Our gear calculator is now updated to cover the newest cassettes from Shimano, SRAM and SunRace. — Still to update: the French- and German-language versions.

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Upgrading to index shifting

We have a major update to our page on upgrading older bicycles to index shifting. This can be done at a lower cost than you may expect, because there is usually no need to replace the rear wheel! Shifter choices, … Continue reading

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Gear Calculator updated and now also in German

The Sheldon Brown gear calculator is updated and improved: more tire sizes are covered including fatbikes, 29ers, 29+ and monster bikes, and we now have a version in German, as well as French.

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Additions to the Gear Calculator

New crank lengths have been added to the Gear Calculator and Internal Gear Calculator, so they can calculate gain ratios for children’s bicycles with cranks down to 100 mm (less than 4 inches).

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New tire sizes in Gear Calculator

Several tire sizes have been added to the Gear Calculator: Fatbike sizes: 26 inch tires, 26 x 3.8, 4.0, 4.25, 4.7 Wide 29ers: 29 x 2.7 and 3.0 32 inch and 36 inch (common on unicycles).

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SRAM and Sachs Internal-gear hubs

Updates to our main page on Sachs and SRAM hubs , and our page on the G8 and G9 hubs. We have located additional technical information from SRAM, and wehave fixed a number of Web links that went bad.

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