Where can I find a 20" wheel with 3 speed hub?
I am hoping this is the place to ask, you all have soo much knowledge about these things...
I am looking at a Amica folder that is a single speed, and wondering if there is a place to source a 20" wheel with the hub already in it. I know that one can buy the hubs; but the complications of swapping it out with different spoke lengths and all are beyond my reach.
So, I am hoping for the easy fix. Do I have other worries about width?
I had my own conversion from single speed to a three speed (see the web sites listed below) done at a LBS. It doubled the purchase price almost at once. The best place to ask is your LBS first. They might know of a local distributor that can ship a already installed three speed rear wheel. The easiest and better approuch is to buy a bike already with all the major features like the drive train along with the actual parts you want. Sometimes buying up might save you $$$ in the long run with better components/accessories plus being the way you want without going all out and bringing complication and draining your bank accounts at once.
Originally Posted by ontheroadagain
If you would consider going with a steel wheel (rim brakes work better on modern aluminum wheels than with steel), e-bay is an option. There are plenty of older 20" wheels with Sturmey Archer SA (3 speed) hubs available from the Schwinn Sting Ray era. Add a shifter, and you could be in business for around $50. Or, use the hub and spokes to build up an aluminum wheel.
Is this what you are looking for?
Bought one myself a few weeks ago. Its 406mm size and good quality alround.
Bike Friday in Eugene, OR sells tandems/singles with 20" 3 speeds hubs. Give 'em a holler.
You can pick up AW hubs really really cheap in the UK, like under £10 (used of course) on eBay. You could pick up a rim for a similar amount, find a friendly wheelbuilder - bingo!
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