Tag Archives: 8-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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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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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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Update on Shimano IG Hubs

We have updated our page on issues common to Shimano Nexus and Alfine hubs — new hub models, electronic shifting.

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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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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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