I’ve been reading old threads on geared hubs after having an gentleman’s disagreement with a friend. No doubt I’ve missed a lot, but his question still sort of nags at me.
Why can’t you have a neutral gear on, say, a coker or 29" wheel for long downhills? You would need a brake. You could coast down the hill with your feet on the pedals for stability and reengage the gears at some point. A coaster brake would be optimal for stability in some ways. Of course there would be some transitions to work out during reengagement.
Has anyone done this? Is is workable?