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Old 01-05-06, 08:54 PM   #1
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Any particular challenges with using a sub 120 hub on a bike designed for 132.5?

I'd like to use an S-RAM/Torpedo 3 or Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub on a Surly CrossCheck. However there is a big gap between the hub and the drop outs. Are there any ways around it?
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cold set the frame. look at sheldon brown's site. if the hub has a really long axle, you can add 6mm of spacers between the cone and locknut, but that amount of axle length is unlikely. 3speed roadbikes rule. I've built 3 so far, with maybe one on the way.
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Really? Have you had to cold set your frames for 3 speed hubs? The frame I'm looking for is no longer being made (54cm Kogswell Model G). It's basically a Surly Crosscheck but made for 120mm. Have any ideas for frames that would be similiar (racks, fenders, big tires) that would be right at home with a 3 speed w/o cold setting?
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have you contacted kogswell? pricing for the 54cm G is still on his site.
http://www.kogswell.com/orders.php

IRO?
http://irocycle.com/id64.html
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have you contacted kogswell? pricing for the 54cm G is still on his site.
http://www.kogswell.com/orders.php

IRO?
http://irocycle.com/id64.html

Kogswell emailed me and told me that they are sold out of the 54cm Model G. They also said that the next single speed frame will be 135mm.

On the IRO, only the 132.5mm Rob Roy takes fenders and racks otherwise it would be a great fit!
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Ive always used 126mm or 120 mm frames, and I've cold set them. Its not that hard, really.
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