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Old 11-17-23, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
A senior member asked you a polite question:
What kind of SA wheels don't come with SA hubs?

Could you please answer that question?

Some help: https://www.sturmey-archer.com/products
Some people refuse to get out of their own way, even when knowledgeable help is freely offered. Something about horses and water...
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
I did try and put them on my 29 in frame but the rear did not have the spacing for the 8 speed so it was a no go. Then soon after I was on the local trail and took a tumble. I bent the fork a tad. Since then I havenít really been riding that* bike.
If you get your fork fixed/replaced, Does your 29er have disc brakes? If so, SA makes a 135mm 32 hole hub, 3sp internal, 7-10sp external, might even be able to do 11-sp MTB cassettes, but the spokes might be too far outboard for that, hard to tell. If you want just the 3-speed you can get a hyperglide singlespeed cog and spacer set.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If you get your fork fixed/replaced, Does your 29er have disc brakes? If so, SA makes a 135mm 32 hole hub, 3sp internal, 7-10sp external, might even be able to do 11-sp MTB cassettes, but the spokes might be too far outboard for that, hard to tell. If you want just the 3-speed you can get a hyperglide singlespeed cog and spacer set.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=5568

29er does not use those 32 hole wheels
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
29er does not use those 32 hole wheels
What is the 29er bike? You might get more helpful information if we know what you're working with.
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
29er does not use those 32 hole wheels
You could have a wheel built around the hub. One way to achieve a 3-speed internal hub on your 29er and still have brakes. If you want to use a wheelset off of a typical 3-speed, they're mostly 120mm OLD (and your 29er is likely 135mm), so you'll likely strike out approaching it from that direction.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You could have a wheel built around the hub. One way to achieve a 3-speed internal hub on your 29er and still have brakes. If you want to use a wheelset off of a typical 3-speed, they're mostly 120mm OLD (and your 29er is likely 135mm), so you'll likely strike out approaching it from that direction.

it came from the manufacturer with a nexus three speed with drum brake on the 29Ē rear

im thinking Iíll just keep the 29Ē wheels for off roading

i plan on building another 700c/maybe gravel wheel with another nexus three speed with disc brake this time. I also plan to mullet this bike with a 27.5 26 or 650b in the front. For esthetics and to move the seat post tube forward. Putting me more near the top of the bb
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
stop guy guy with your coat of sugar

I know the difference Iím almost against my will annoyingly aware or the condescension.

Or I would had been asked what hubs do I have in my wheels.

Maybe they are not sturmey archer wheels tho itís possible that this item is using the sturmey archer name is bc the set uses a sturmey front hub idk
heres the image and reason why I refer to them as sturmeys

but ive swapped out the hubs for a dynamo and alfine 8 hub

I did try and put them on my 29 in frame but the rear did not have the spacing for the 8 speed so it was a no go. Then soon after I was on the local trail and took a tumble. I bent the fork a tad. Since then I havenít really been riding that* bike.

Iíve been riding the 20Ē
So it was a wheel with a SA X-FD hub at one time.

Thank you for answering my question.
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
i plan on building another 700c/maybe gravel wheel with another nexus three speed with disc brake this time. I also plan to mullet this bike with a 27.5 26 or 650b in the front. For esthetics and to move the seat post tube forward. Putting me more near the top of the bb
That should be uncomfortable. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by AtNjineer
it came from the manufacturer with a nexus three speed with drum brake on the 29Ē rear

im thinking Iíll just keep the 29Ē wheels for off roading

i plan on building another 700c/maybe gravel wheel with another nexus three speed with disc brake this time. I also plan to mullet this bike with a 27.5 26 or 650b in the front. For esthetics and to move the seat post tube forward. Putting me more near the top of the bb
I'd advise against 26", even if it's 590 26" (because of limited tire choice).
559 26" is out of the question, gonna drop your front end so much, it'll be the worst ride ever.
27.5 and 650b are the same rim bsd (584) Won't be too bad of a drop, might not notice it much.
Sticking with 29" is probably ideal as you won't have another tire size to deal with, can rotate tires front to back, etc.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd advise against 26", even if it's 590 26" (because of limited tire choice).
559 26" is out of the question, gonna drop your front end so much, it'll be the worst ride ever.
27.5 and 650b are the same rim bsd (584) Won't be too bad of a drop, might not notice it much.
Sticking with 29" is probably ideal as you won't have another tire size to deal with, can rotate tires front to back, etc.
i agree 26 is not where the choice tires fall

but since the frames seat tube angle is so laid back. Iím motivated to do so. Probably 27.5 or 650b since 650b has a good tire selection. Also having to sell a 650b amongst my peers would not be difficult
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A real mullet bike is a smaller wheel in the back, larger wheel up front. 27.5/29

Putting a smaller wheel on the front of a bike that wasn't designed for it will screw up the geometry. Bike will handle like crap.
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