Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: First post
- Certainly, but you may not be able to climb steep hills. I'm using 30t ring, on my Alfine 11.--
Colin BryantVancouver, Canada
From: "mkeisling92@..." <mkeisling92@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:28:03 AM
Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: First post
Another relative newby here. Wouldn't the torque concern also be minimized by making sure to use a chainring of a certain size? By that I mean no smaller than a certain size, like 38 teeth?
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, Alex Wetmore <alex@...> wrote:
> It should be fine. The only thing that overloads them is too much pedal torque (standing on the pedals), and most versions of the Nexus/Alfine 8sp hubs have a torque limiter that slips to prevent this from being a real problem. The Alfine 8 is often used on mountain bikes that are ridden on steep and technical trails, and the riding that you describe sounds pretty easy in comparison.
> From: Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com [Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of xpinar [xpinar@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:34 PM
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> Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] First post
> Hi, I'm new to the forum. Discovered it while gathering information about my new Nexus 8 hub, lots of knowledge here!
> I'm going to build it on a "general purpose" bike, probably using an old steel MTB frame. I have some experience with IGH as I built a cargo bike w/Nexus 4 sometime ago.
> Gearing will be 42x20 or 48x21 on 26" wheels laced 2x. I plan to ride this bike mainly on pavement, but I like to ride on unpaved roads too. These are flat but often dirt, gravel, etc, and with some potholes and rough sections. Do you think the Nexus 8 is up to that job?
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