Originally Posted by maniac57
If you use the right kind of derailleur, you can easily mount gears on any bike. Use the one with the deraileur mount tab that slides in the axle slot. You might have to spread the rear tubes a bit for the wider axle, but it's easy with a small scissor jack or similar.
so i can spread the rear axle to fit the multi gear without any problems with the frame cracking or breaking?
Originally Posted by JustAnotherBozoOnABike
...what about an internally geared hub? ...will one of those fit in a cruiser frame?
...lol, i sure hope so 'cause i'd love to convert my cruiser to a 5 speed so i could add a SBP shift kit.
...here's an example of what i mean although this is an 8 speed.
Sturmey Archer S80 8-Speed Hub 36h, Silver, with Disc Brake
looks like a good alternative if i cant find one that will accept a multi gear