Whats the news on NuVinci hub

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Goat Herder, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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  2. Ghost0

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    I have yet heard of one self destructing. I know Clotho has been using one since he bought one of our first Shift Kits over 2 years ago and to my knowledge has not had a problem. I would really like to try one but for 2 reasons, weight and cost. With the Morini the weight isn't much of an issue due to the additional horse power but it still cost the same.
     
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    what hub has been working best?
     
  4. Clotho

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    As Ghost0 says mine is still working fine. I had to replace the shift cables for it last summer as one got kinked. It was a little extra effort to find some fine enough to fit properly but the second bike shop I went to had something that works just fine.

    Actually the entire bike has been working well. I haven't really had any problems except for the shift cables and a dead speedometer.

    I took this pic last summer. The bike is dusty and shows a little wear and tear but is working great.
     

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  5. Cannonfish

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    I got my Nuvinci hooked up about 50 miles ago - so far so good, I love it.

    I had a fantastic experience dealing with Fallbrook Technologies after I damaged the shifter connections on the hub during the installation. I explained what I did wrong, and they immediately mailed me about $30 of replacement parts, without even charging for it. http://motorbicycling.com/f3/fallbrook-tech-makers-nuvinci-awesome-14825.html

    So I've been really impressed, they definitely stand behind their products!
     
  6. Clotho

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    There wasn't any destructed one. He hasn't yet heard of anyone breaking one.

    I don't know the exact mileage on the bike. It is in storage for the winter. I would guess around 2000km or so.
     
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    Darn! Major hill is what I live on top of, and motor is what I plan to drive it with!
     
  8. Clotho

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    Please see my thread: http://motorbicycling.com/f15/shift-kit-nuvinci-grin-2912.html

    I used to live in the bottom 1/3rd of a very steep hill. Indeed it was a cliff.

    The Nuvinci handled it with out complaint. It wasn't fast but it could climb like a mountain goat.

    It is still working great. I don't think you will be disappointed.
     
  9. Clotho

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    At times... probably as much as 340 lbs. I am not a small person and I used to carry groceries etc with it.
     
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