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Old 06-02-09, 08:01 PM   #1
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[WTA] installing Shimano Capreo Hub+Sprocket into Dahon Mu P8

Hi All,
as the title, I would like to know whether Shimano Capreo Hub+Sprocket can be installed into Dahon Mu P8.
Is there any one has done it? Is there any problem with spacing?

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Old 06-02-09, 11:54 PM   #2
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Dahon rear spacing is 130cm.

Personally I would not go for Capreo solution as a front 53T or 56T chainring provides high enough gearing, imho.
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Old 06-03-09, 04:13 AM   #3
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I'm quite sure it will go in. I'm sure my Mu P8 is 135mm, and Dahon themselves sell a capreo model: the Mu C9. Just pay attention to the spoke count.

If you're looking for higher gears, I'd suggest just getting a chainring. It'll be much much cheaper.
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Old 06-03-09, 06:39 PM   #4
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@pilbach: Mu P8 comes with 52 chainring. I need more gear inch.

@ joseff: at my place here, it is difficult to find chainring bigger than 52 for Sugino.
If it exists, the price will be much higher than capreo sprocket+hub.

Thank you all for the answer, I would go for capreo this weekend.
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Old 06-03-09, 06:58 PM   #5
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there is this 58T on fleabay...

they also have a 54, 55T 130BCD chainring, which should work.
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Old 06-03-09, 07:29 PM   #6
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there is this 58T on fleabay...

they also have a 54, 55T 130BCD chainring, which should work.
The Sugino XD crankset on my Mu Uno is 110BCD .. I would imagine the OP's Mu P8 is also 110BCD .. could be wrong.. Here's a 58T in a 110BCD

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interesting... 110BCD doesn't make much sense for small wheeled bikes... but I guess they use that.
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Old 06-04-09, 05:37 AM   #8
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According to this thread, the crank set is single piece and a chain ring upgrade might be not an option then.
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Read further down, OP says it's replaceable.
Also here:
MuP8 rides again! Photos
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