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    wow, i'm in over my head.

    My Sturmey Archer wheel just got here, X-DR8 hub laced to a Alex D-19 rim. It only cost me $50 to . My original plan was to make it work with my tallbike, but I don't think it's going to fit in the dropouts. Plus I have no clue how to make it work.

    What would you do? Make it work, sell the wheel for more, or put it on another bike?

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    This is the tallbike:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    My original plan was to make it work with my tallbike, but I don't think it's going to fit in the dropouts.
    That appears to be a steel frame, if you're saying the dropout spacing is just too wide or too narrow, you could just cold set the rear triangle (the lower one ). Instructions here: http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

    Or for the threaded rod technique for cold setting (which to some is a little easier but doesn't take into account frame alignment like Sheldon's method does): http://www.vintage-trek.com/refurbish.htm#dropouts

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    I want to know where I can get one for $50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
    I want to know where I can get one for $50!
    Oh, that's easy. Tell wethepeople it's a lost and hopeless cause. Offer to take it off his hands cheap.

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    You will need a indicator spindle, sturmey shifter cable and shifter. You will need pulleys for the cable for the frame too. Harris Cyclery should have all the parts you'll need.

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    I don't think I'll put it on the Tallbike, but I might try and make it work on my commuter.

    If not I'm going to sell it, but I cannot find any information on how much it's worth. In fact, I cant even find a place with them for sale! Anybody know the approximate value of what I have here?

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    yes
    it's worth no more than $10.00
    I'll give you $20.00 for your time and anguish
    PM me!!

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    Pfft, ya right. I've already had somebody offer me $65 on these forums .

    Seriously though, can anybody take a stab at what this wheel is actually worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Pfft, ya right. I've already had somebody offer me $65 on these forums .

    Seriously though, can anybody take a stab at what this wheel is actually worth?
    Not sure about my pricing but the hub should be worth about $100 a new generation X-RF8 goes for about $170 or so. A NOS 5 speed Elite can fetch $190 range...so take you choice

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    So, thats just for the hub right? So it's reasonable that this wheel would go for around $230 American.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    So, thats just for the hub right? So it's reasonable that this wheel would go for around $230 American.
    Harris is selling Shimano internal hubs laced up for just shy of $300.
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    get spacers and put it in a mtb frame, axle looks like its pretty long, worth checking out I think

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    hey, what tire is on that

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