So let’s have a technical article again, because it is interesting to see people buying bicycles with 27 gears and never use more than one. In my country everything is hand shifted, especially cars and the people say this is ‘sporty’. But same people got a problem with an ordinary bicycle to use what is already installed. You can have a double hand shifter or simpler commuter gears with 5-12 gears on one hand. There is no clutch to pull, so shifting is much more easy than in a car.
But what you see in the streets are people with this 27 gear bikes, staying at the pedal to accelerate and spinning like a centrifuge to reach 20km/h. What’s the difference to handle 5 gears with clutch in a car and 27 gears without clutch with a bicycle? It’s the level of consciousness, to adapt this technology for proper handling. Same blockage appear when to stop the bike, many will put the feet on ground instead pulling one of the break levers. ALERT – Mind overload, to many data, insufficient thinking speed and computing bandwidth.
So you see many people damaging their knees or lengthen the chain what results to pain and costs, also the idea that cycling is not healthy but expensive. It’s better to learn, to adapt what is installed and awaits usage. The bicycle today is a very easy to handle and healthy way to commute in the city.