Ok, so I'm sitting on a Sturmey-Archer AW that I salvaged off a beat up old Raleigh Sport. I have a mad scheme to build a mountain bike wheel out of it but I have a few questions: it looks like my selection of 40 hole rims is pretty limited. Sun claims to make the Rhynolite in 40 hole, but I can't find anyone who stocks it online. Obviously I need to talk to my LBS but can anyone confirm that it's actually in their catalog for this year?
Secondly, am I completely lunatic for thinking about this? Will I just nuke the hub the first time out? I know it's space 110mm, but the axle seems to be about 150mm and this would be going into an old Bridgestone, so it's only a 130mm frame. The dropouts seem to be about 5mm thick, leaving 5mm on either side for nuts to thread onto. I haven't actually test fitted because my mtb is so gross with water, snow, salt, grease, and sand right now that I don't want to touch anything.