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Old 05-11-16, 03:04 PM
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Suggestions for rear hub 120mm?

Hi guys,

I'm currently restoring my "Long John" (Danish cargobike) and are doing some upgrades as well. I bought a 8-speed hub from sturmey-archer but it's to wide to fit my bike which only has a 120mm spacing. I found a 4-speed hub at S-As webpage that is 120mm over the locknuts, Emailed them and asked if they are producing it, since I can't find it for sale anywhere. They're not apparently. I've found 3-speed hubs from both S-A and Shimano but would like more gears if it's possible. Are there any gear hub with more than 3 speeds that is being produced at the moment? Brand doesn't matter. I live in a small country with less than 10 million citizens and the LBS are quite limited. Any suggestions or advice for my project?

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Both Sturmey Archer and Shimano produce a wide variety of internally geared hubs (IGH).

Here are SA's rear hubs.
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Yes, I Know that. But I asked for specific product recommendation. Thx anyway!
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This maybe belongs in the mechanics forum, as opposed to the "how well your bike fits your body" forum.
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moved here from the fitting forum
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Sturmey Archer | X-RF8 people say they can remove nuts from the left end and narrow the hub to fit..

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Cold set (bend) the frame to accommodate wider hubs.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Sturmey Archer | X-RF8 people say they can remove nuts from the left end and narrow the hub to fit..

Sturmey Archer | Products

Ah, I'll try that! Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
Cold set (bend) the frame to accommodate wider hubs.
Ah, not a bad idea. Missing 15mm in total. That might work.
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Sturmey Archer 5sp hub/wheel.
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