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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:47 am 
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How wide is the
Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) Hub ?

quite a bit more than the old ones ?

I have seen some new 8 speed at 135 mm

but what is the frame width at the rear ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:38 pm 
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bduc61 wrote:
How wide is the
Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) Hub ?

quite a bit more than the old ones ?

I have seen some new 8 speed at 135 mm

but what is the frame width at the rear ?


The over-locknut dimension is 127mm, so I plan to spread the rear dropouts with a 2x4 and string as described here:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3832699#post3832699


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:35 pm 
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You not finished yet?

I get wound up waiting for the kettle to boil!! :lol:

Those forks are sweet. What else do you need for the build?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm 
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al wrote:
Those forks are sweet. What else do you need for the build?


Besides money :D

- TA cranks/chainset coming from Spa Cycles
- MKS BM7 pedals in the works

Still need:
- front hub
- to make a seatpost
- handlebars
- headset
- grips, cables, etc


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:11 pm 
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This weeks additions to the kit:

- NOS MKS BMX-7 pedals
- Silver Z-chain
- TA stickers for the cranks that should be here soon

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:59 am 
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One more addition for this week...

I found a NOS Tange MX-2 headset.

Looks to be much nicer quality than the Tioga MX-2 copy I used on the Fleet klunker.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:57 am 
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Nice parts you're accumulating there. :shock:

Ah, to have a stash of NOS Arayas or to find a Tange fork.
I had the same fork on my BMX. Snapped the dropouts, in the end. I never even knew Tange did a cruiser version.

Any more updates?!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:11 pm 
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J,
Have you tried fitting that headset yet? Does it all look good. I appreciate it when you do my homework for me. Still need to find a headset for the "C" build. While we are at it (Ok I am being really being lazy here), what did you decide was the best spindle length for your TA's on the "C" build. I got a TA BB/spindle set up when I got my cranks, but have a hunch the spindle is too short. I am starting to slowly find a few parts for the "C". I will get motivated and post a build thread here on RB.


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DM wrote:
Nice parts you're accumulating there. :shock:

Any more updates?!


Hi DM --

Slow as of late. Still waiting for the TA 175's and a 27T chainring from Spa Cycles -- there was a SNAFU getting them shipped out, but I think they went in the mail today.

Coincidentally, I did get my tires today though:

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Ductape wrote:
J,
Have you tried fitting that headset yet? Does it all look good. I appreciate it when you do my homework for me. Still need to find a headset for the "C" build.


Hey T,

Yes, the standard BMX headset with the 32.7mm cup outside diameter is what you want.

Ductape wrote:
... what did you decide was the best spindle length for your TA's on the "C" build. I got a TA BB/spindle set up when I got my cranks, but have a hunch the spindle is too short.


On the "C" I put on a Shimano 68x115 with the TruVativ American-to-Euro Conversion kit plus a 1mm shim on the right side, but I'm nervous it puts the crank arms too close to the chainstays, so I'm going to try a 118 on this build.

Also remember, I'm running single chainring -- you're going to run a triple -- right?


Ductape wrote:
I am starting to slowly find a few parts for the "C". I will get motivated and post a build thread here on RB.


I see you put up some info on your builds tonight! Can't wait to see them start going together!


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