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Re: IGH & derailleurs race!

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  • bikealfa
    In my not-so-humble opinion the AM was one of Sturmey Archer s best hubs. Simple, and reasonable gear spacing. Michael Wilson
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 16, 2012
      In my not-so-humble opinion the AM was one of Sturmey Archer's best hubs. Simple, and reasonable gear spacing.

      Michael Wilson

      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "pj" <prester_john_in_cathay@...> wrote:
      >
      > Part of the just completed London Nocturne race series is a folding bike race. While it's a bit of whimsy, it's also serious bike racing. The top finishers are all elite athletes, the first of the bikes across the line are race specials with carbon and titanium bits and race wheels and tires, and on top of that this year's edition was also a bit of a grudge match between the folding bike companies Dahon and Tern.
      >
      > The top five finishers for 2012 were Jeroen Janssen on a derailleur geared Dahon, David Rees on an IGH Brompton, Keith Henderson on a derailleur geared Tern, Paul Flynn on an IGH Brompton and Stephen Timms on an IGH Brompton.
      >
      > I don't know what hubs the Brompton riders were using. I understand in past years some swapped out the BSR internals for 50-60 year-old Sturmey AM gear sets.
      >
      > Here's the video:
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      > <http://youtu.be/SQ7aZWAV1_0>
      >
      > with the folding race beginning about 1:25. ( Mr. Janssen won by some 19 seconds; the riders crossing just behind him have been lapped.)
      >
      > pj
      >
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