Re: SRAM 5 speed hubs
Welcome to the group.
Technical data on all of the SRAM gear hubs, including the P5 Cargo, is available in the SRAM gear hubs tech manual. Here is a link to the page where you can download the 2009 version.
Basically the P5 Cargo has a 225% overall range where the standard version is 250%. Steps between gears are a bit smaller too.
The Cargo version, per the manual, has a yellow grub screw in the non shifter side axle end. The standard version I have uses a red grub screw. I am not sure that the P5 Cargo is still made as it is not listed on the SRAM web site currently.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Ben" <benben44@...> wrote:
> I'm new to this group. I'm planning on building up an Alfine Special, possibly using a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra for the donor frame. I'd like to use 650b wheels. I've bought parts as I can afford them. I came across a SRAM 5 speed, drum brake hub. I got a good price so I bought it hoping that it was a 5 speed "Cargo" hub. I understand that these are rated to be used on tandems.
> Now, I'm not so sure. SRAM makes no mention of a "Cargo" hub on their web sight. It is supposed to be 126mm so I know it won't work with the 'Dale which is 135mm. Does anyone out there have information about the SRAM "Cargo" hub? How does it differ from what I've got?