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    Shimano Nexus Hub conversion?

    I was browsing eBay and came acrossed the folowing item:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMESSE%3AIT

    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.

    The frame is a '76 Raleigh Super Course that is just that, a frame and fork and in bad need of a repaint so it's not a canidate for restoration or anything, and I have just about everything else here to build it up this way.

    I figured I'd post the idea here to get some other opinions?

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    Quote 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.
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