Tag Archives: Sturmey Archer

Love, Hate, IGH

While I love the idea of Internally Geared Hubs, I’ve had my share of difficulties with them over the years.

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Road Trip

Recently I took a trip down to Payson, UT to check out internally geared hubs (IGH).  This was a pretty crazy trip, 900 miles and around 12 hours of driving for a couple hours with the folks at Utah Trikes.  That says a lot about my expectations for the shop and they didn’t disappoint.  Continue reading

Unconventional

I guess anything under the recumbent banner could be considered unconventional but I think I’ll be pushing into particularly rare territory for this build. My goal is a machine that will be equally comfortable on tour or commuting to work; fun to ride, easy to maintain, impervious to weather. Fast, relatively lightweight, simple, at least externally. Here are some of the characteristics I think will get me the closest. Continue reading