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wethepeople 02-07-07 08:11 PM

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?

The Wheel:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1/100_0734.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1/100_0735.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1/100_0736.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...15551_Main.jpg

This is the tallbike:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1/100_0700.jpg

well biked 02-07-07 08:24 PM

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 :D ). 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

Grand Bois 02-07-07 08:32 PM

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

Nermal 02-07-07 08:53 PM

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.

Thanks again for the advice on the bell, dirtdrop. It's not loud, but the peds really do notice it.

roughrider504 02-07-07 09:14 PM

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.

wethepeople 02-08-07 01:31 AM

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?

CrosseyedCrickt 02-08-07 01:57 AM

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

wethepeople 02-08-07 06:04 PM

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

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

wahoonc 02-08-07 07:18 PM

Quote:

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

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:p

Aaron:)

wethepeople 02-09-07 07:41 PM

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

Allen 02-09-07 08:04 PM

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.

pedex 02-09-07 08:57 PM

get spacers and put it in a mtb frame, axle looks like its pretty long, worth checking out I think

FlatFender 02-11-07 11:05 PM

hey, what tire is on that


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