Is 3-speed internal hub enough?

Is 3-speed internal hub enough?

A 3-speed with an internal hub is a good option. You don’t consider yourself a pro. Because a 3-speed can shift even at a stop, and the shifting requires less cable pull, the cables will not only last longer but are less likely to give you trouble when shifting.

How does a 3-speed internal hub work?

Three speed hubs use a planetary gear system to achieve a gear ratio between the sprocket and the wheel. In this gear system the sun gear is fixed in place while the planet carier is rotated. This causes the planet gears to rotate which in turn causes the ring gear to rotate. The rider selects a speed using a shifter.

How long do internal gear hubs last?

People routinely get over 100,000 km out of Rohloff Speedhubs. I have heard of Sturmey Archer hubs from the 50s still in use. Even lower cost Shimano Nexus or Alfine hubs can go 15,000 km before they need to be replaced. For the average cyclist, a quality internal gear hub lasts a lifetime if properly maintained.

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How do you lubricate a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub?

Lubrication. The ideal rule for lubrication should be ‘a little but often’. Two or three drops of oil every week will maintain the hub in first class running order.

How do you remove a three speed hub?

Three-speed Hub Hold the spindle in a vise with the sprocket downwards and unscrew the adjusting cone A. It will come away complete with its cover, which is a tight press fit, and need not be separated. Then unscrew the end plate B, noting that this has a left-hand thread. Take out the ball-cage C carefully and place it on one side.

Can I rebuild my Shimano 3-speed hubs?

Aaron’s Bicycle Repair, in Seattle, Washington, USA, can rebuild these hubs. Our basic recommendation is to avoid any Shimano 3-speed hubs other than the Nexus hubs. Generally, older Shimano 3-speed hubs were only ever spec’ed in low-end bikes anyway.

Why is the middle gear of a 3-speed hub so low?

Bicycle manufacturers often assume that the middle gear of a 3-speed hub is the “normal” gear. They fudge a bit, lowering the gears in order to keep the top gear from being completely useless, but then the middle gear is too low for level-ground riding.

Is a 3-speed hub better for climbing?

A 3-speed hub will work better for you if you change the sprocket or chainwheel to lower all the gears, so you use the top gear on level terrain. The low and middle gears are then better for acceleration and climbing, too.