boyracer wrote:you look so peaceful when you're asleep....
hmmm. Glad i asked that question now...
Alistair wrote:Also, should have said that the hub is brilliant. I can't see why anybody would use an old frame for their horizontal dropouts, as this is so simple and effective.
rustychisel wrote:Alistair wrote:Also, should have said that the hub is brilliant. I can't see why anybody would use an old frame for their horizontal dropouts, as this is so simple and effective.
seen the price of a new ENO? That's one reason. Oh, and because old steel frames work exceptionally well for this sort of thing. And because you can build the bike up yourself with very little effort, getting a buzz out of using otherwise redundant parts.
There, that's 3 excellent reasons.
Alistair wrote:boyracer wrote: I would never run a spacer kit and jockey on a dished freewheel hub...not ideal for bullet proof commuter, especially as your a big bloke.
Another stupid question... how do you know i'm a big guy? You are right as i'm 6'4, but i don't think i have said that anywhere!
CommuRider wrote:Reviving thread:
Doing some shopping to convert the rear wheel. I have found a shimano nexus 8-speed with coaster brakes. Bike mechanic suggests I get a DMR Chain Tensioner Kit from CRC (!) but given people's whining over CRC's track record of late, I'd rather buy from a bricks and mortar store so I can return it if it's the wrong purchase.
Now, I've clicked on some of the links and the surly singleator tensioner doesn't work on coaster brakes. Is that correct? So I guess I have to be really careful. Any other suggestions? Rohloff does a chain tensioner kit
Alistair wrote:I've got a cargobike with an alfine 8 this week - it is really good, but i wouldn't get one with the coaster. Can you fit an eccentric bottom bracket? I can't think of any rear hub solutions for the shimano geared hubs. You can't swap the frame?
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