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Re: Changing my IGH brand

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  • owensindler
    Hello Thanks much for your reply and information. Owen
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 6, 2011
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      Hello

      Thanks much for your reply and information.

      Owen
      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich W" <astronut1001@...> wrote:
      >
      > Welcome to the group.
      >
      > Changing to a different IGH will require either a new wheel or disassembly of your current one and spoking the new IGH unit into your current rim. I would suggest going the complete new wheel route as providing you with two complete wheels, one for a backup if ever needed.
      >
      > Unless you do the wheel build yourself the cost savings involved in disassembling the old wheel and rebuilding with the new hub will likely be minimal as the new IGH unit and most likely different length spokes will be required. There is no standardization of IGH flange diameters between hum makers or even necessarily between different IGH models from one maker.
      >
      > If you have the new wheel built by a bike shop then use of the old rim will probably increase the labor charge as time is involved in disassembling the original wheel in a way that does not damage the rim.
      >
      > Rich Wood
      >
      >
      > --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "owensindler" <owensindler@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi
      > >
      > > I own a Windsor Oxford 3 speed. It has a Shimano Nexus IGH. The chainring is 44 and the rear cog is 22 teeth. I'm looking for a little more flexibility with my gearing. If I switch to a sturmey archer 5 speed igh, do I need to buy a new rear wheel?
      > >
      > > I hope I have spelled everything out clearly---
      > >
      > > Thanks much.
      > > Owen
      > >
      >
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