Shimano Inter 8 Hub & Inter M Brake, KETTLER BIKE, SBP SHIFTER, DAX ENGINE

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by i-paint, May 17, 2009.

  1. i-paint

    i-paint New Member

    The bike shop finished my wheel yesterday and I installed it last night and this afternoon. It is a Shimano Nexus Inter-8 Premium Internally Geared Hub with a roller brake. It is absolutley awesome. It shifts flawlessly and without hesitation or any notice at all other than the rpm change. I back off the throttle when I shift. It downshifts like an automatic transmission in your car. This hub is the red band which is a beefed up version. It has sealed bearings which is comforting to me. I also have sealed bearings in the front hub. After a few test runs I went on a ten mile ride this afternoon. I couldn't be happier with it. It tops out about 45 mph and easily cruises 30-35 mph. It took all the hills easily by downshifting. I am running a nine tooth sprocket on the crank side which lets the engine rev quickly and gives it plenty of torque. I guess one reason I'm so pleased with it is because I wasn't sure it would perform well at all on a motorized bike. I had a three speed that jerked so badly when it shifted I couldn't keep chains on it. It also bent the rear axle.
     

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  2. Nice ride! those tires are awesome! Interesting blend of styles. I've often thought comfort bikes would make some nice builds.
     
  3. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Awesome looking bike! I'm curious, 1st gear is equivalent to how many tooth sprocket? I'm looking to get something more reliable than a derailleur but I nee something equivalent to a 34 tooth 1st gear to climb the hills here.

    Did you buy the hub online, and if so where? Thanks!
     
  4. i-paint

    i-paint New Member

    I don't know what the tooth count would be but 1st is like granny gear in a truck. I some times take off in 2nd. I climb hills in 3rd and 4th gear @ 25 mph that my work van won't shift out of first going up the same hill. It will accelerate going up hill in 3rd. I try to take it easy with the hub and so far no problems. I probably have over a hundred miles on it.

    I bought the hub and brake from bikeman.com.
     
  5. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Interesting. I'd be interested to know how that hub works out for you.
     
  6. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Wow, fine work!!
     
  7. bikeman6969

    bikeman6969 Member

    that is one sweet looking ride I love the hub i added it to my favorites so that I might buy myself one.I have the Jackshaft kit on my bike and it goes pretty good but if i have problems with it shifting I would like to try the hub you have please keep us informed on how well it works.
     
  8. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    The hub is Cool !! Love the black Paint job and the fuel tank is great !!!
    That is one ripping ride, be careful out there !!!!!
    Have-fun !!!
     
  9. kitcarguy

    kitcarguy Member

    Man that MB looks like it screams. Great job
     
  10. i-paint

    i-paint New Member

    Thanks, I powdercoated the frame, engine and most of the components. The wheels were red when I bought them. i-paint
     
  11. Junster

    Junster Member

    Stunning.. Really I am so impressed. Gratz
     
  12. Trae

    Trae New Member

    What are you using for a tank? I have a simular frame and could use something like that b/c the peanut doesn't fit in many ways including physically. I was thinking of getting a old leather tool roll bag and putting a container in, I just haven't fount a container suitable.
     
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