GrahamNR17 wrote:MikewsMITH2 wrote:I hated my 5 speed. there was so much friction in 1st there was little advantage over 2nd like pedalling through treacle.
To be fair, you had it fitted to a Moulton. The AW three-speed felt equally treacle-like on my Moulton. Two hubs can't be wrong; the bike with all that soft rubber stopping power transfer was the problem.
The similar 5-speed on my Pa... is fine, nothing treacly about it.
True I haven't tried one on a conventional bike, but the FW felt fine. Then again when Iwas using the FW the rear suspension was seized. As you are riding with tyres made from vulcanised treacle anyway. How would you notice?