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Originally Posted by vintagebicycle
It got the wheels turning and I got to thinking it might be a good conversion for an older road bike frame I have, sort of like a Sturmey Archer three speed with 4 extra gears and no chain or derailleur to clean and lube.
Sounds like a good idea, but you'll be in for a couple of hundred dollars minimum by the time you get wheels (you'll probably have to get one built for the Nexus hub), tires, etc. and a paint job. If you really like the frame, go for it! If you're not sure about the frame, maybe look for a newer frame or a bike already built.
You'll still have to clean and lube the chain, just won't have the derailleurs to mess around with.