ok lots of questions:O
the more I look at it, the more I like it
by the way, what is the width of the rear hub ?
what is the exact ref of the hub ?
front hub is 100mm ?
Rear hub is 117mm old.
rear hub is a sturmey xrd3http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/3/id/14
did you have to "adjust" the frame width ?
what was the donor frame ? was it heavy or better ?
love the rear shapes
frame was ~ 115mm, so the hub just went in, i didnt cold set it or anything.
Donor frame was a 1930s malvern star frame, frame is heavy as all hell, but so are the rest of bits. complete bike weighs 14.98kg
what do you have as rear cog and front ring ?
Rear cog is the supplied sturmey 19t, front crankset is a japanese something or other pulled off a donor 50s bike as the original cranks didnt actually match.
will start to look at similar donor frames
but not every road frame could do the job
because of tyre clearance
yeah, tyre clearance is a big issue, i had my doubts the tyres would fit.