'I do not think "stripping" and ...' Okay. Why do you suppose the MoBike Classic bikeshare bike has a bizarrely unique single side, left side shaft drive?prester_john_in_cathay
Sorry, I can't tell you the non-turn washer combo, but between the washers Shimano sells and with swapping them to the other side, you can point the CJ in
I do not think "stripping" and open theft of cycles and parts is as common in China as you do. The communist government will not hesitate to give extremeenginator1
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.
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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.
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