Monday, October 12, 2009

Sturmey Archer Letdown

Well, one has to wonder what a Campagnolo internally geared hub would be like. With any luck, it would be more dependable than the 8-speed Sturmey Archer hub we recently installed on one of our bikes. That hub came back from tonight's ride as a 4-speed--taking off from a stop sign something inside broke, and half of the gears (1, 2, 3, and 5, for some reason) stopped working. Turn the pedals in those gears, and nothing happens--nothing engages inside the hub.

Needless to say, this is a big disappointment. Stay tuned to see how robust their return policy is.

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