Can i pimp my Pashley?
June 30, 2010 4:18 PM Subscribe
Cycling filter: can i add more gears to my 5-speed Pashley Sonnet Bliss?
posted by ukdanae to health & fitness (22 answers total)
I have a Pashley Sonnet Bliss
, which I love dearly. It uses a 5-speed Sturmey Archer gear hub, which works fine, but i live in hilly Edinburgh, and a few extra gears wouldn't go amiss so I don't have such massive jumps between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in particular. I've only just realised that Sturmey Archer have an 8-speed hub
- is it possible that a bike mechanic could easily swap to this hub on my Pashley? Would it involve some ridiculous amounts of labour, or is it a simple thing to do? If it is possible, would I see a significant benefit from it?
Assume I know nothing about gears, because I don't. I'm the kind of cyclist that worries more about how pretty her helmet is rather than her gear ratios. And i'm sorry in advance if this is a dumb question!