Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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I'm looking for a very specific wheel.
I ride a Singlespeed / Fixie at the moment and am looking to upgrade it to a 5 speed internal gear hub.
However there is a specific criteria I am after;
There are three things I am looking for, but am unsure where to start looking:
1 - Have a disc brake on the hub
2 - Be a deep dish style rim, sized 700c
3 - Coloured Black
I am not too fussed which make of internal geared hub to buy, whichever one fits the criteria I am willing to buy.
Also If a hub can meet these requirements that has a slightly different amount of gears, then I wouldn't mind too much
If someone has the experience / knowledge to lend me a hand, I would be forever grateful.
Sturmey Archer is about the only maker of 5-speeds, and I don't know if they do disc mount.
Shimano if you can handle 8 or 11.
SRAM for 8 or 9.
Rolhoff if you need 14.
But most of the latter will be wider OLD spacing than an existing singlespeed wheel. No biggie if you have a steel frame, it can be reset.
I reckon you'll be up for a custom build if you want deep dish AND hub gear, but this is about the cheapest complete wheel I know of:
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;n ... duct=62210
Not deep though.
Shimano Alfine 8 speed is the closest you'll find I think and it comes in black, but you would have the get the wheel built up from scratch. Not sure how readily available the spokes would be though.
http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/shimano- ... d-hub.html
Last edited by Gordonhooker on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
OI onya bike!!!
One possible issue with a deep dish and an alfine 8 is that due to the pitch circle diameter of the hub (92.6 mm) you end up with a significant angle at the rim, or more accurately the angle between the spoke and the nipple. I was having issues with a shallow rim Mavic A719. The way I addressed it was using sapim spokes with polyax nipples
A deep dish will only make the angle worse. I haven't built wheels with a deep dish so couldn't say whether the polyax nipples would still avoid any issues.
Sturmey Archer 5 speeds with a disc brake come in 4 flavours - high flange, low flange, & repeat with a 9 spline driver. All have a 135 mm old though
Nexus 7/8 (if you can find them) or Alfine 8 are your best bet. You can get the alfine in a wheel package so all you do is put it on and attach the cables.
*Edit: forgot about the dish. You should be able to get custom spokes but I would have to know that the wheel builder is very experienced.
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