Tag Archives: gearing

Raleigh Twenty page expanded

Our page about Raleigh Twenty bicycles has been expanded with two new sections, about the hinge and the rear rack. Find out why the humble and disdained Pletscher rear rack works great on a Twenty, and how to make a … Continue reading

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Updated information on drivetrain compatibility

Our article about cassettes has been updated to include information on 11-speed systems. Interesting — all major brands of 11-speed casettes now have the same sprocket spacing. Most rear derailers and shifters are not compatible, though. We can tell you … Continue reading

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Cable-pull adapters update

We do minor updates on an ongoing basis and often don’t announce them. Latest is to the cribsheet on cable-pull adapters.

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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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Update to the 10-speed cassette page

Major update of the 10-speed cassette page — covers new models and an additional brand. 

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

New article about the Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub. Thanks to Bruce Dance for most of the text, also Aaron Goss!

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SRAM Automatix 2-speed hub

New article about the SRAM Automatix two-speed hub. We have information on maintenance, choice among variant models, and how to adjust the speed at which it shifts automatically.

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Customizing a fatbike

Bruce Ingle customizes a fatbike — Fatbikes are intended for use on soft, muddy, sandy, snowy surfaces but they need customization to make them truly practical for such use — in particular, fenders, wide-range gearing including ultra-low gears, and a … 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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SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels

New page on SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels. These are no longer made, but there are a lot of them around and they offer many options including the ability to work with older frames that have smaller overlocknut … Continue reading

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