Three speed hubs.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by rgm1960, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. rgm1960

    rgm1960 New Member

    Do three speed hubs work well with motors? If so, are some better than others? Thanks.


  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    From what I have read, motor bikers like using the 3 speed hubs with a coaster brake with a jackshaft/shift kit on the street. The 3 spd wheel isn't dished like a derailleur wheel so broken spokes are less likely.
    If you don't have a shift kit, the extra gears will help with engine start.
  3. q999

    q999 Member

    welcome Ray...

    welcome to the forum...
    yes some hubs are better than others and in my opinion the older the better, this china junk is best left alone.
    connecting a motor to the drive train is one of the challenge to a good build.
    you should find your answers on this forum..
    good luck and enjoy.