Re: File - Please Be Active decision 5sp or 7sp for moultie
Welcome to the group. Sounds like an interesting gathering at ye
olde brew pub.
I agree with PJ that hub choice needs to be governed largely by
dropout width as it sounds like you want to be able to shift back
and forth between the duomatic wheel and the wheel with the greater
number of speeds. What is the inside frame width between your rear
hub mounting points?
As an example the SRAM 5 speed is 122mm wide between the locknuts.
I chose it for use in a FG frame so that I could also still use the
FG wheel or the S3X 3 speed FG hub that I hope to get once they are
The SA XRD5 is listed as available in two widths. The 171.2mm axle
version is 113.7mm OLD while the 180mm axle version lists as 130.4mm
OLD. What actul availability of the narrow version is I have no
idea. I am pretty sure Mark Stonich can answer that as he is in the
bike business and very familiar with SA hubs.
For a small wheel bike such as yours another candidate is the SA
XRF8 eight speed. Per the SA web site it is available as narrow as
All the hubs with >5 speeds from Shimano and SRAM are listed as for
130mm or 135mm dropouts, probably too wide for your application.
Hope that this info proves useful in making a choice.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "prester_john_in_cathay"
>speed...Please give advice...
> Jim wrote inn part:
> >...1965 Stowaway Moulton ... Sturmey 5 speed, or sachs 7
> Go with the Sturmey for its narrow OLD.
- This group can only be a success through members being active contributors to
the group. If and when you disagree with me feel free to say so, politely of
All members are encouraged to take part in discussions, post photos and both use
and contribute to the Links and Files areas. Two Databases are also available
for member use.
When posting please trim off the oldest posts in a thread to keep it from
growing too long. This is a help to members who choose to receive posts as a
Thanks to all members for joining and taking an active part in the group.
I note that a few members have joined and then quit w/o posting. If the group
is not meeting your needs or expectations then please post with your questions
and/or group expectations.