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Group Description

This is a group for those interested in all categories of non-derailleur equipped bicycles. This includes all geared hub, fixed gear and single speed bikes, both historic and current production, including shaft drive and recumbent versions as well as hybrid drivetrains.

Gear hubs from Bendix, BSA, Shimano, Sturmey Archer, NuVinci, SRAM/Sachs and Rohloff are of interest as well as bikes using them. Also fixed gear and single speed bikes and components as well as the Schlumpf & Trutaviv two speed crank sets. If you know of any other brands of geared hubs they are of interest too. There are many other brands no longer being made.

Members are encouraged to discuss all aspects of these types of bikes including history, engineering, riding, accessories, maintenance and both advantages and disadvantages of them. Any information on reliability or efficiency of various brands and models of gear hubs is also welcome.

Please post regarding your areas of interest upon joining the group.

The home page photo is a cutaway of the Rohloff Speedhub. This is a 14 speed geared hub and is currently the most advanced unit in this category. It has an overall gear ratio range of 526%, equivalent to many 27 speed mountain bike derailleur systems. Virtually all moving parts run on ball or roller bearings and it uses oil bath lubrication.

Any member spamming will immediately be banned. First messages from new members require approval before being posted to prevent spam being posted. If your Yahoo ID is stolen and spam is posted under your name you will be banned.

Membership in Grouply, or similar organizations which require your Yahoo ID and pass word to join, is reason for termination of group membership. This policy is intended to protect group members from unsolicited spam.

Rich Wood & Aaron Whaley (Group Owners)

Group Information

  • 668
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  • Sep 6, 2008
  • English

Group Settings

  • This is a public group.
  • Attachments are permitted.
  • Members cannot hide email address.
  • Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
  • Membership does not require approval.
  • Messages from new members require approval.
  • All members can post messages.

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