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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Hi Adrian. My bike has a Shimano 7 speed internal hub with thumb shifter. As with yours, the axle is slightly wider than the 120mm rear width. I measured the opening with the hub installed and I've got 128mm. The width needed to accommodate the new 8 speed Shimano Nexus internal rear hub is 132mm. I'm concerned about the chainline and if the wider width required to install the hub would affect it.


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awesome mate


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awesome mate


Thanks John, thinking of swapping the bar tape and Rolls for some brown grips and a Brooks saddle. It's a shame the rear canti bosses spoil the look a bit but I think I might regret grinding them off in the future!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:07 pm 
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This is just awesome, bet it's dead comfy?

Can just imagine cruising along the beach, or to work, or down some canal paths. In fact I'd cruise everywhere on it!!!

- looks for cruiser bars and maxis hookworms for a simular build.......


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Wanted one of these for a while now and when I saw the first page of this thread I though mmmmm White Walls and White grips and pedals, man after my own heart, lovely job.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:03 pm 
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I might be wrong but I think all the old Humu's had rear canti mounts so perhaps they have been removed? Mine is a '95 and still has them. They don't look great but I want to keep them in case I ever get rid of the the Nexus hub and coaster brake.


Some years (in some markets) had a coaster brake with a tab on the left chainstay; those frames didn't have any cantilever posts on the seat stays.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:28 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
johnnypie13 wrote:
awesome mate


Thanks John, thinking of swapping the bar tape and Rolls for some brown grips and a Brooks saddle. It's a shame the rear canti bosses spoil the look a bit but I think I might regret grinding them off in the future!


I think the brown tape & Brooks would be awesome.
I'd leave the canti mounts, too. You could get some pimped-out blanking plugs, or make/modify some sort of "Humu-appropriate" rack:

...for beer:
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/pdw ... 1245-p.asp

...skateboard:
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... nnier_Rack

or other stuff:
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/pdw ... 1135-p.asp


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DM wrote:
I think the brown tape & Brooks would be awesome.
I'd leave the canti mounts, too. You kcould get some pimped-out blanking plugs, or make/modify some sort of "Humu-appropriate" rack:

...for beer:
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/pdw ... 1245-p.asp

...skateboard:
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... nnier_Rack

or other stuff:
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/pdw ... 1135-p.asp


Definitely won't be grinding off the canti mounts and the brown Brooks and bar tape will be coming as soon as funds allow!

Really like that last rack in your links too :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:15 pm 
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It's not a particulary sought after Kona and the funkyness of the frame means experimentation there was never going to be a conventional build

I like the freakyness and and where it's going


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 pm 
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DM wrote:
Some years (in some markets) had a coaster brake with a tab on the left chainstay; those frames didn't have any cantilever posts on the seat stays.


Ok thanks for that. I'm no expert - I just trawled through all the ctalogues looking at the pictures :lol:


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