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Old 08-07-2009, 07:12 AM
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Default Super wide drop-outs, whattodo?

hi folks , i just got hold of one of these frames for my new build.
AusEBike: The Australian Electric Bike
has some cool features like a super wide bottom bracket which will allow me too mount the 2 stroke right between the pedals (unless i try and cram it in the battery box!ive started by making an in frame gas tank,should fit 3litres i reckon. the first glitch ive come up against is the rear drop outs are 183mm wide(designed for electric hub motor which has died) .i was hoping to run a shift kit onto a internally geared hub but the only thing wide enough that ive found is a sturmey archer hub made for these 20x4.25 wheels. im pretty sure these hubs wont cope with a motor running through them.
im now toying with the idea of turning it into a trike to fix the problem... anyone got any ideas on a suitable hub?
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Super wide drop-outs, whattodo?

If it's a steel frame you can just bend the rear stays closer together. I don't have the link but if you do a search you could find it. They just do it with a 4' piece of 2x4. Slid in thru the stays and under the seat post. Just do both sides the same.
Put something FUN between your legs..
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