It was last year when I first came across the Halfbike and did a favourable desktop review. Now over the last few days I have noticed a surge in hits on this blog with hundreds of people heading for my review. Lots of people seem to be using “Halfbike review” as a search term and heading my way. Can’t think why. So I wonder what the latest Halfbike news is.
Anyway, just taken quick look at the Halfbike website and it looks as if they have a new version out – the 2.1. Appears there are some snazzy colour schemes and you can now have the Halfbike built with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub.
I think this hub is a wise choice – not too expensive and a tried and tested design over many, many decades here in the UK and beyond. Even I figured out how to take these apart and replace planet pinions etc., not that this is likely to be needed for twenty plus years of solid use. All you need to do, by way of maintenance, is the occasional drop of oil into the workings of the hub (or that always was the case, perhaps they’re completely maintenance free these days?).
I like the colour schemes. Fresh, eye catching and still faithful to the original design.
This all adds to the fun of blogging, thinking “I wonder what’s gonna happen next?”.
Here’s the link to the desktop review I did last year – click here.