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    Alfine 8 Speed Hubs 20 and 16 wheels

    I was looking for some parts and noticed that Utah Trikes had built hubs with 20" and 16" rims. Maybe another option for Bromptons or Bike Fridays? http://www.utahtrikes.com/PRODINFO-S...Wheel_Kit.html
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    I doubt it's a drop in.. at least on Brompton.
    Alfine axle width is much wider than the rear dropouts on Brompton s, for example.
    So a frame spread To suit. has to be done and, not as easy as it is on big wheel steel frames

    On my AW3 hub, I found just fitting any larger Cog than a 15t hit the ends
    of the rear section's tubes ,
    so the cog diameter has to be small .
    Bike Friday OTOH, sells a whole bike with the Alfine hub as an option.
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    If you have a BF with a cassette wouldnt it drop in with the use of a tensioner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    If you have a BF with a cassette wouldnt it drop in with the use of a tensioner?
    I would think so. I did note that with the current generation of BF they have interchangeable dropouts to allow you to choose which one you need.

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    Tikit is different than the Travel bikes, Whole rear section, folds on the Tikit including the BB.
    you can tension the chain directly and even make it as a Fixie, by pulling the dropout back.
    Need to have bought the right rear section to get that feature.

    The fold hinge is Behind the BB, like on the NWT/Pocket Llama,
    so on those you always need the spring chain tensioner..
    I got a Rohloff/pocket Llama this year , the German chain tensioner came on it.

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