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can i move a hub to a different size wheel

  • 31-05-2021 7:45am
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    Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭ tjc28


    I bought my Dad a bike about ten years ago that has a Shimano Nexus set up. 26" wheels, disc brakes. He doesn't cycle anymore and was going to sell it but aside from the frame which is the heaviest frame in existence I quite like the internal gearing set up and am thinking about using the Nexus for a winter commuter. I have some frames around but they're all 700c size.
    Can I get the Nexus removed from the 26" wheels and rebuilt onto a 700?
    Or should I just buy a suitable frame?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,305 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    what width is the hub? i.e. is it a standard 130mm road bike width? or wider, e.g. MTB width?


  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭ tjc28


    what width is the hub? i.e. is it a standard 130mm road bike width? or wider, e.g. MTB width?

    oln 132.5 I believe


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,305 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    hmm, i'm out of my depth here - i reckon your best bet would be to ask in the bike shop where you reckon you'd have the wheel rebuilt. is there one near you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭ tjc28


    yes, I'm in South Dublin so plenty around me. Thanks for the replies


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