I bought my Path about 2 years ago before they came out with the Path 8. I had my local bike shop where I bought it put a 7 speed internal hub on it to give me more gears but now am looking at doing the Pedal Across Lower Michigan. I am mostly concerned about the lower gears for hills since I am not looking to set a land speed record. The bike shop says that they could put a 2 or 3 gear crank on it that will help. This seems like a lower cost alternative to trying to sell it and getting a Cruiser. The only concern I have is will this work with the internal hub and will I have enough on the low end for steep hills?