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Tandem Updates

Pages about tandems and tandeming Sheldon Brown and family on home-built tandems[/caption] have been updated. We have more about disc brakes, brake levers, Gates synchronizing belts, and details about upgrading a cheap beach-resort tandem to ride with a child.

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Band brakes

A band brake, common in Japan and occasionally seen in the USA, is an inside-out drum brake. Instead of brake shoes which press outward against the inside of a brake drum, a band brake has a flexible band which wraps … Continue reading

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Update to Shimano 7-speed hub gear page

  Our Shimano 7-speed hub page is now updated to fix the links which broke when Shimano redid its Web site. We have also added information about new models, and made a few improvements in the text. All of our … Continue reading

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Shimano 4-speed IG Hub Page Updated

Shimano Nexus 4-speed page updated — in our continuing quest to keep up to date with Shimano’s ever-changing Web site, we’ve updated the links and related information on Shimano Nexus 4-speed internal-gear hubs

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Shimano 8-speed IG hub update

Sheldonbrown.com provides a forwarding page whenever we consolidate or move material. Not so Shimano, which broke all our links to its technical information. Sigh. We have just repaired our page on Shimano 8-speed internal-gear hubs. .

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Shimano 3-speed hubs

We have updated our page about Shimano 3-speed hubs. Shimano redid its Web site and broke all the links to technical information. We have repaired the damage and added a few more links, tips and tricks as well.

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New coverage of Shimano 3-speed

The Shimano 3-speed hub page has been updated with coverage of the SG-3R75 pulley-shifting hub including drive ratios. The gear calculator pages also have been updated.

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Major update to Shimano 8-speed IG hub page

Our page about Shimano 8-speed internal-gear hubs now includes information on the new hub models. The table listing hubs has a new column indicating which cassette joint or motor unit works with each hub, and which hubs have interchangeable internal … Continue reading

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More info on SRAM internal-gear hubs

More information on the SRAM S7 internal-gear hub — a reader has sent us links to step-by-step rebuilding information and model comparisons, with photos. The text is in Russian but the photos tell the story and then there’s Google Translate. … Continue reading

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Update to 5-speed hub information

Our Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hub page has been updated with links to newly-available information on recent 5-speed hubs.

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