Tag Archives: gears

Gear Calculator now supports 12-sprocket cassettes

Update to our gear calculator. It now supports custom 12-sprocket cassettes, and has a listing for the stock SRAM 12-sprocket cassette. Not that we really think that thin sprockets, with a flimsy chain, are a good idea!

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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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Creaks, Clicks and Clunks — and Rubs and Lurches and Rattles

Information has been added to the Creaks, Clicks and Clunks page to help you diagnose several more problems. The page now covers more types of cranks, the noiseless lurches and bumps which occur due to tire damage, chain too wide … 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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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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More hubs in cable-pull cribsheet

Added information on four hubs to the internal-gear hub cable pull cribsheet: Shimano Alfine 11-speed SRAM G9 Sturmey-Archer S3X Sturmey-Archer ASC Thanks to Jeff Meredith and Michael Wilson for the measurements!

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Derailerless drivetrains

New article, derailerless drivetrains: How to choose frame and rear hub for a happy combination on a bicycle without derailers: a fixed gear, singlespeed, internal-gear hub, coaster brake bicycle — and how to adjust the chain tension. This article compiles … Continue reading

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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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