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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
I like this idea. It should help reduce the weight of the rear wheel substantially, right?

Do you know if J&B sells a front hub that is compatible with the fork? i.e. Are the modern Sturmey hubs actual replacements for Sports? Are the SA hub axles still 5/16" in front and 3/8" in rear? I was going to buy some wingnuts because I dig the look and the idea of not needing a wrench.
The original Raleigh front hubs are 96mm OLN with quite a small axle. You're better off getting a second one used from eBay or a forum member than adapting a modern hub - cheaper too.

You're stuck using a Sturmey hub with flatted axles to fit the dropouts of the Sports. Nothing else will fit without DO modification, which I've long considered a no-no. Raleigh revised the dropout slot size on the Sports and DL-1 in 1977; those bikes don't have this issue.

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