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    Nu Vinci: No fixie.

    I've wondered for a while if the Nu Vinci hub could be used with a track cog, for a 'variable fixie.' I can't find any information about it online, but I did email 'em, so, to get the word out:

    "Thanks for the e-mail. Unfortunately our hub also freewheels internally so
    a fixed version is not possible at this time. Please keep us on your watch
    list as we bring new products to market."

    I've only ridden a Nu Vinci-equipped bike around a parking lot, but if they could eliminate the internal freewheel, I would be torn between their hub or a Sturmey-Archer S3X!

    Ride on!

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    An interesting idea I'd never given any thought to!

    I had the pleasure of riding one of their power-assisted bikes last weekend, and it scared the shit out of me! Accelerating out of a turn at a slow speed is downright spooky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uriel81
    I've heard that the Nuvinci hub is a bit heavy, but I am still interested in it for a street bike. Let me know if you go that way.
    Bob in Oceanside ca
    A bit heavy, as in a 12 pound wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doppler9000
    A bit heavy, as in a 12 pound wheel.
    The hub itself is almost 12lb. The rest of the wheel is extra, but you won't notice it...

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    According to the manufacturer, the hub weighs 3.85 to 3.95 kilos, or about 8.6 pounds. Hard to imagine I wouldn't notice the extra weight. I have to carry my bike up and down three flights of stairs.

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