I just acquired a used dahon vitesse, equipped with a 6 speed derailer.
I am planning to convert this into an internal geared hub, just for the sake of a cleaner look.
as I searched the web, it seems that this version of mine is not on the us nor global dahon catalog.
but I see available was a d3 d5 version with internal gear (In Indonesia, I haven't seen them)
What I want to ask is: how does dahon do it? If my frame has a vertical drop out, what do I do with chain tension? I guess horizontal drop outs is best for singlespeed, FIXED, and internal geared hubs.
I feel reluctant to add some more weight by adding a chain tensioner.
also: the hub I already bought prior to the bike, is a sram t3. with a COASTER brake. I am planning to remove all the v brakes. Has anyone done this? How NOT recommended will this set up be? ( I hear noise coming.............)
Please help, dahon vitesse owners!!!
thanks in advance...
tedi k wardhana
-transport, not sport-
-commute, not race-
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