even thought the Sport will have 10
because that was the way she was made
i prefer 5 speeds.
too many speeds means too many gear changes.
think of your bike as being a single speed
then when things really get tough you can suddenly remember
you've got other options.
this Ebisu probably has 10 speeds actually, but still the same idea: single front ring
5 speeds also means
half the number of gear levers and gear cables
if you like thumb shifters
it means you have the other side of your bars for
a bell or light or cupholder or whatever
on a bike like Victor you don't need a small ring
or a granny gear because he's so light you can get up any hill
just by using your legs.
gary is a bit different
because he's so ckufing heavy it's just no fun riding him
without some pretty low gears
but he's still only got 10