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Tony Hadland "Gears without Tears"

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Tony Hadland grew up on the top of a hill and every journey home involved a long, hard climb; so he soon learned the usefulness of bicycle gears! Later, he became a world-class authority on the subject. In this talk, he traces 150 years of bicycle gear development, including derailleurs, hub gears, bottom bracket gears, expanding chainwheels and hybrid gearing. He discusses the pros and cons of different systems and ends with a brief review of what’s on the market today.

Tony is a highly professional and knowledgeable speaker and broadcaster on a wide range of topics. He is a local historian and cycling enthusiast. He is Chair of the Oxfordshire Local History Society and President of the Moulton Bicycle Club. Tony has written excellent histories of the Raleigh company, of Moulton bicycles and of the Sturmey Archer hub gear company as well as a co-authoring several authoritative books on bicycle design. He is able to make a subject like bicycle gearing accessible and interesting to cyclists who never thought they had the slightest concern about how their gears worked.

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