Where can you buy a bicycle with over 100 gears!?

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    I have heard of such bikes, but never came across any myself. Most I have seen is 30 which is a lot. But 100+!? Is there an advantage to so many gears?
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    18 gears is plenty, anymore more is just stupid in my opinion.
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    I have 29 gears and don't use half of them. God knows why you would need 100+
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    (Original post by spanker)
    18 gears is plenty, anymore more is just stupid in my opinion.
    18 is plenty for an amature who only uses a bike to cycle to school. 30 is enough but 100 is pretty stupid
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    (Original post by Laomedeia)
    I have heard of such bikes, but never came across any myself. Most I have seen is 30 which is a lot. But 100+!? Is there an advantage to so many gears?
    It's possible, there is one bike that has 3 epicyclical gear units. Each one consists of a centre sun gear, surrounded by 3 planet gears and a outer ring gear. An electronic system can stall one of those gear sets affecting the output. So if you think of the combinations of 9 gears in all, that's a hell of a lot of different ratios of gears!

    It's quite a smart all the rider does is flicks a lever up or down and it goes to a small computer that tells a servo to lock one of those gears or a combination of gears using brake bands attached to each gear.

    The bike is priced at over £3 k I think and has a rechargeable battery which operated the gear system.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    It's possible, there is one bike that has 3 epicyclical gear units. Each one consists of a centre sun gear, surrounded by 3 planet gears and a outer ring gear. An electronic system can stall one of those gear sets affecting the output. So if you think of the combinations of 9 gears in all, that's a hell of a lot of different ratios of gears!

    It's quite a smart all the rider does is flicks a lever up or down and it goes to a small computer that tells a servo to lock one of those gears or a combination of gears using brake bands attached to each gear.

    The bike is priced at over £3 k I think and has a rechargeable battery which operated the gear system.
    That reminds me of a quote by Jeff Goldblum from the original Jurassic Park.
 
 
 
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