Tag Archives: gears

Home-brew hybrid gearing

Additions to the article on internal-gear hubs — more about how to construct a multi-speed hybrid-gearing system using a stock 3-speed hub and two sprockets and/or two chainwheels. It indexes even without index shifters! Photo courtesy of Mark Stonich.

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SRAM G8 Hub

New article about the SRAM G8 8-speed internal hub gear — all you need to know to install this hub: specifications, gear ratios,  parts compatibility and availability, how the mechanism works.  As far as we know, this is the one … Continue reading

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8-speed Shimano hubs — update

We have updated our page on Shimano 8-speed hubs. Shimano changed a number of links and posted some new information.

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About torque

John has written a new article about torque, as it applies to threaded parts, braking and drivetrains.

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Five-Speed Hub Gears

Article about 4- and 5-speed Sturmey-Archer hubs kindly shared by John Forester and now on sheldonbrown.com. This dips into the history of the hubs and suggests several useful modifications also applicable to other hubs.

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Sturmey-Archer anti-rotation washers

Major addition to our article with general technical information about Sturmey-Archer internal-gear hubs — the different types of anti-rotation washers. It matters which ones you use!

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Updates to Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hub page

Major updates to the page on Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hubs, mostly concerning the hubs sold from 1991 through 2009.

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More troubleshooting advice on Sachs/SRAM internal-gear hubs

There’s more troubleshooting advice now in our article about Sachs/SRAM internal-gear hubs: how to test whether a problem is inside the hub, or only in the shifter and cable — for hubs with 3, 5 or 7 speeds, with pullchain(s) … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Articles for Adventure Cycling

From 1999 through 2007, Sheldon wrote the column “Mechanical Advantage” for Adventure Cycling, the magazine of the Adventure Cycling Association. He covered a wide range of mechanical topics, oriented toward the needs of the bicycle tourists with the Adventure Cycling … Continue reading

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Chains

Major update to our article on chain maintenance — bicycle chain was developed in the U.K. and is dimensioned in inches. Most of the world including the U.K. has gone over to the metric system. How do you tell whether … Continue reading

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