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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?

    Thank You,
    Bonex

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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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    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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    @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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    there is this 58T on fleabay...

    they also have a 54, 55T 130BCD chainring, which should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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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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