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fitting rear internat hub gears to a globe centrum sport

jimmytarnatjimmytarnat Posts: 5
edited October 2008 in The workshop
hey i've just bought a Specialized Globe Centrum Sport,
And i feel its lacking a bit dude to being a single speed.
i've been looking into getting a rear hub, maybe a nexus or something similar,
is this a, possible? and b, a good idea?
Also any ideas on price for getting a wheel made for it?
cheers
Jimmy

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    dont see why not as there is an internal geared version

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkMode ... anguage=US

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  • I've just bought an SRAM P5 hub, with wheel and tyre ready built on ebay, so hopefully it'll solve the problem, anyone know what fittings etc i need to get this working?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    can you cancel it?

    the hub is not wide enough, there is no disc mount.....

    OK TBH i can find no info on the IG-3 hub or the current one fitted in your bike But as it is a disc hun i would put the width of the hub at 135mm most geared hubs are narrower.
    the P5 hub can come with and without a built in coaster brake......
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  • Aparrently it comes with a built in drum brake,
    if its no good i'll just sell it on,
    i'm not going to start making any crazy mods just to get some gears, i might just bite the bullet though and take the bike into the local shop and see what they can do?
  • Without wanting to sound too daft,
    If i was to fit the new wheel, with the geared hub, as it has the brake built in, can't i just remove the disc break from the back and use the drum brake?
    i'm still waiting for the bits to turn up, oh the joys of ebay!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    only if the hub is the same width. and if the brake arm can be mounted safely to the chainstay.
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