Just starting my first conversion, question about nexus gear hub ?

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  1. iamgardengirl@live.com

    [email protected] New Member

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    Has anyone ever tried using a bike with a nexus gear hub. I have been looking all over the internet for some who has done it but no luck seeing a finished product.
     
  2. LR Jerry

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    What Shimano Nexus speed hub are you asking about? 3,5,8????
     
  3. Theon

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    I have a 3 speed here that I'm interested in how much power it will take?
     
  4. iamgardengirl@live.com

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    I have a 7 . I Decided I'm not use it on my first build though. Gonna either use la jolla or onex 29er I think.??? Still trying to decide which cruiser would be best. I'm hoping to be able to dive into it this week :)
     
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    welcome to the community. if like me you are probably excited as heck to build your first motorized bicycle. I am sure it will give you many years of enjoyment like it has most of us. great to have you with us.
     
  6. waldo11

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    Hello and welcome to the family,i have a onyx and they have a 48 spoke rear hub,i dont know if that will be compatable with your hub.i may be wrong but im sure someone on the forum will if i am.ride safe and again welcome to your new addiction.
     
  7. iamgardengirl@live.com

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    Okay so I found a micargi cruiser today on craigslit for a great price. This is the one!!!! Gonna start this week :)
     
  8. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Welcome to the forum.
    SB
     
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    hello and welcome to the forums.
     
  10. BarryT

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    http://motorbicycling.com/picture.php?pictureid=8877&albumid=1491&dl=1388076961&thumb=1

    Hello!
    I had great luck with the 3 speed shown above. (before it was stolen). It came with a drum brake that was so-so. Using a REALLY crappy Grubee gearbox caused me grief. I found that the gearing with this setup was a little off. 1st and 2nd gear were fine but, 3rd was geared a bit too high. I just ordered another one this morning from Husky bicycles. It's coming with a coaster brake that I prefer and I'll change the gearing up a bit to fix the high gear issue.
     

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