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    Can this work?

    I have a nice Cro-molly American made Trek from 2000. The components are crap, so I want to upgrade it. The vertical drops are 135mm and the BB is 70.6mm. I want to replace the drive train with a nexus internal geared hub in the rear and a newer 3-chain ring crank in front. Does the nexus come with the anti-rotation washer for vertical drops, or do I have to buy separate? Will the Nexus even fit the bike? Yes, I know that I have to install a chain tension device due to the vertical drops.

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    Need more info. Like what bike? as in model.

    And since when did Trek use crap components?
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    Hello Jesse funny you mention this. yes you can do it but you a certain item. you need to be sure you get a set of "non-turn" washers for vertical drops. it does not come with them you need to get them extra. you will also need a chain tensioner of some type. also the "rapidfire" style thumbshifter will not work on dropbars. I ended up getting the J Tek barend from Harris Cyclery

    I am in the process of doing something similar. I came across a '90 or 91 Bianchi cyclocross frame and got a set of Nexus wheels (with Dynamo frnt) and I am putting a triple front on it. my problem, besides lack of time, is that the cables were designed to run along the top tube and down the seat stay. the hubs works with cables running along the chain stays. ia m using an old dura ace derailuer for the tensioner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Hello Jesse funny you mention this. yes you can do it but you a certain item. you need to be sure you get a set of "non-turn" washers for vertical drops. it does not come with them you need to get them extra. you will also need a chain tensioner of some type. also the "rapidfire" style thumbshifter will not work on dropbars. I ended up getting the J Tek barend from Harris Cyclery

    I am in the process of doing something similar. I came across a '90 or 91 Bianchi cyclocross frame and got a set of Nexus wheels (with Dynamo frnt) and I am putting a triple front on it. my problem, besides lack of time, is that the cables were designed to run along the top tube and down the seat stay. the hubs works with cables running along the chain stays. ia m using an old dura ace derailuer for the tensioner

    I have straight handlebars on my Trek 7200 Multitrack. My bike also has the cables running along the top of the top tube. If I install the nexus, where should I run the cables?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Need more info. Like what bike? as in model.

    And since when did Trek use crap components?
    Trek 7200 Multitrack. The componants are 7 speed C201 componants with Duel SIS grip shifters that have never worked correct.

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    I am trying to figure that out now. I might just put a big loop in the cable. if that does not work I am going to try a couple 'noodles' from V brakes.

    IMHO since trek mostly used shimano for their bikes they used alot of lousy components for their bikes.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo SOLd, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis SOLD, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti SOLD, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe SOLD, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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