Re: Chain & ratios
- We stock 24T sprokets if you need one. This chart may help:
3 speed IGH are much more tolerant of "over-torquing" than hubs with more speeds. For example we commonly install a 36T chainring and 24T sproket on Sturmey-Archer and older Shimano 3 speed hubs with no problems here in hilly Seattle.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich W" <astronut1001@...> wrote:
> Many cruiser bikes do not have interchangeable chainrings and a complete crankset change can be expensive compared to changing the IGH sprocket. IGH sprockets are available from 14 to 22 teeth readily and both 24 and 26 tooth sprockets are made, though hard to find. One of our members is a source for the large ones.
> Get the bike, count the chainring teeth, and then calculate acceptable gearing options based on available sprockets. From your description I suspect that a high gear around 65 to 75 gear inches may be in the ballpark for what you will want. Give me a front chainring and wheel/tire size and I can give you a hub sprocket recommendation. Remember that gearing is relatively easy to fine tune.
> Rich Wood
> --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "elb8652" <elb8652@> wrote:
> > I'm considering Shimano Nexus 3-speed wheel for my cruiser build. Wheel has 19 teeth. (Can change if needed) What's a good combination of hub & crankset sprockets. I'm heavy & so will be the bike. Not many hills, fairly short trips.
> > Thanks! Elmer