- Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Like arguing with a woman. When they start loosing the original argument, they change the topic in hopes they'll have a better chance on the new one.Hubs require heavy spokes and extra-strong rims for good reasons. It is easier to change a flat on a mid-drive. Would you rather put a chain on a mid-drive than change a flat on a hub-drive?How to build a hub-drive at home.
Not here either (heavy spokes and extra strong rims). Maybe as compared to a regular bicycle? Even the least expensive bikes come with pretty sturdy running gear. That's a non event.....
Flat's easier to change... So what? You want to use that for your buying decision then go for it. Somebody that's done it half a dozen times can do one easily in an hour. I'm a fat old man and I can do one in less than half an hour (tube, tire, or both!) ...
I don't have to worry about getting home after breaking something in the drive train either, like a chain for instance.