I think I have finally made up my mind, I'm going to get a Shimano Nexus 3 speed hub for my winter commuter and now I have a few questions.
My bike (ATB frame) has 135mm spacing in the rear and non-horizontal dropouts. It seems that the 3 speed hub is only 110mm? Is that right? I'm having trouble finding detailed information on the hub and what I do find kind of confuses me. Will I be able to use spacers to fill the gap?
I am hoping for a coaster brake, but have heard that you can not use a chain tensioner with a coaster brake equipped hub. Since I have vertical dropouts I pretty much need the chain tensioner don't I? Or can the chain be shortened well enough by chosing a differant sized rear cog?
And last but not least, where can I get one of these hubs? Every online retailer I have searched, about half a dozen so far, seems to be out of stock.