Random Geared Hub Question

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  • Does anyone know of a new rear road hub that will take a casette for 120mm dropouts?

    All the ones I can find seem to be 130mm.

    (I am rebuilding my Dad's roadbike, and he is demanding gears!)

  • Werent some of the old SA hubs for 120mm dropouts? As far as I know you won't have any luck unless you buy new old stock or 2nd hand.
    You can spring the frame out to 126 and fit old 7spd stuff if you've got the right hanger?

    What sort of frame is it by the way?

  • yeah NOS vintage stuff.

  • It is an old Claud Butler frame apparently - it was bought in 1980 second-hand in Bristol. Cheap balck paint job... that began to chip and flake revealing a probably stolen CB beneath.

    If it is too much hassle I will just strip the existing hub.

  • If you have a hub use that, rebuild it into a new wheel if the rim is dodgy, strip it all to peices including the free wheel, grece it up (lithium). If any of the bearing look (or even feel by running your finger nail over the surface) pitted raplace ALL of the brearings with some good new ones I bet it will ride and role well. A new light rim and tyre will make a massive difference as well.

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Random Geared Hub Question

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