Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
Sid Aluminium
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Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

Postby Sid Aluminium » 6 Oct 2020, 12:31pm

Carlton green wrote:Thanks, that’s interesting and I might well think about it.


Well, you can participate in the 'challenge' fun without officially registering&etc. :D

Carlton green
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Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

Postby Carlton green » 6 Oct 2020, 2:13pm

Sid Aluminium wrote:
Carlton green wrote:Thanks, that’s interesting and I might well think about it.


Well, you can participate in the 'challenge' fun without officially registering&etc. :D


Indeed, and hence I did an hour and half out down my local country lanes this morning. Lovely day for it too. :D

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Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

Postby Sid Aluminium » 6 Oct 2020, 2:33pm

Carlton green wrote:Picking overall gearing on a 3-speed hub is, IMHO, a bit of an art. I don’t know about the gear spread on the Sram but the AW is a ‘workable’ compromise.


The Sturmey-Archer K and AW, Shimano Nexus 3 and Fichtel&Sachs/SRAM T3 & iMotion 3 all have ~basically~ the same gear spread. It's a good design choice between overall gear range and the step size between gears.

My Sram 5-speed hub with back peddling hub brake was a joy to use, sadly it’s now out of production but spare parts are still available in Germany.


I'm still bumfuzzled that SRAM ended - just flat out bell up and quit - IGH production, rather than sell the intellectual property and tooling to some other company.