"I helped a rider out a while ago who had a flat on their bike with an internal hub, we didn't have the tools (or the know how) to remove the wheel. We just left the wheel installed on the bike while we patched the tube. Simple enough, as long…"
"I've used the classic pannier's on extended bicycle and motorcycle tours. They are tough as nails, waterproof and very adaptable.
I also fill them with ice and use them as coolers when I ride to the beach."
"Excellent advice John!
I want to stree that the OP should try out as many bikes as possible before making a purchase. Try steel, aluminum, and carbon. Try bikes that are above and below your price point. Try bike with shimano, sram, or campy…"
I have one set of Superbe Hubs. They are currently laced into some Mavic GEL280 sew-up wheels. No superbe shifters. I do have one set of Superbe-Pro track pedals NIB (never been on a bike... or even out of the box except to take some photos). I'm the original owner. Now those are definitely a diamond in the rough. $100 if you want 'em.