Hi again, everybody,
and thanks for your feedback and kind words. I put a good night's sleep between me and the bike and that helped as well...
@Rick: Thanks for your mail, it feels good to know that someone is listening. :-) The FreeRad is in the dropouts all the way but they point towards the back, so the further in I put it, the further away the tongue gets from the chainstay. I might need to get those two extra-large FAPs to fixate the tongue.
@Ray: Bad news but right on... I did make a note of all the
pre-conditions for the FreeRad (OLD, axle, dropouts) but ended up being
so eager to get my bike, I simply didn't check. D'oh. The OLD is in fact 120mm, the axle is over 170mm, though, so that should work.
@David: Good idea, those tires do seem a little narrow. I don't want to
spring for new wheels and disc brakes just yet, though, this'll have to do until I do
a little more saving up...
As I see it, I'll need to get two extra-large FAPs to be able to mount the FreeRad. And a new wheel + gear to get a 130mm OLD. Is there any way to fix the 120mm OLD problem without spending that much? The wheel does fit into the FreeRad, there's just some empty space on the axle between FreeRad and locknuts. Does that matter?
Von: Cathode Ray <ray@...
Gesendet: Freitag, den 27. März 2009, 02:23:10 Uhr
Betreff: Re: [rootsradicals] Trying to turn my Townie into an Xtracycle
At 10:24 PM +0000 26/3/09, jonas_judw wrote:
> Does anybody know if the "Electra
>Townie 3 Original 700C Men" works with a 700c FreeRadical kit?
The Shimano Nexus three speed internal gear hub is 120mm O.L.D. (over
Freeradical is built for standard mountain bike size of 135mm O.L.D.
The Townie rear wheel with Shimano Nexus three speed internal gear
hub will not fit the Freeradical.
Townie has Aluminium frame. Not a good idea to spread the rear triangle to fit.