3 speed wheel

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  1. Voyager Al

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    i need a 3 speed wheel, with matching front, in 26". I have a 3 speed Sturmey-Archer 3 speed I just bought,a pair of nice aluminum MTB wheels with stainless spokes. The hub was bad on the rear,so I tried to lace in the SA, but its hub was too large to use my spokes. Im fed up.
    Make me a deal,or what have I got to sweeten the deal? Frames?I'd buy new spokes, but ya gotta be an engineer to figure out the spacing/dimensions to buy the right ones the FIRST time.GRRRRR
     
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    I have a lightweight Shimano 3-speed set. Front regreased and everything cleaned up real nice. I have a shifter that'd go with it too but it didn't lock into gear very well. I'd do 25$ plus actual shipping if you were interested.
     
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    I should have specified middle weight. I am going to run 26 x 2.125 tires
    If yours will handle that, send me a pic. Im Interested
     
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    Ah that's too bad; I don't think they would. Good luck on your quest!
     
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    Thanks to chucksoldbikes for the PM. Ya got me thinkin, and settled down. I found the right spokes on ebay for 15 dollars,delivered. Im gonna do it the way I wanted to originally!
    Thanks,Chuck!
     
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    I have a nice set of 26" wheels with the rear having a working 3 speed archer hub with all the parts and cables/shifter...shifts great...I would sell both rims and and shifter for $95 shipped....let me know if your interested either way and thanks!

    8)
     
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    yes, PM was sent to ya.
    I am AGGRAVATED!!!The spokes came in, I relaced the hub, and the spokes are still too long. I am fed up, and done lacing. I want a set of wheels with a 3 speed hub. plus I have the 3 speed I bought available, if anyone is interested.This frame will be painted, and I still wont have wheels for it!UGGGHH
     
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    Are you lacing them cross 3 . or cross 4 ? by changing the the pattern the spoke has further to travel , I've taken front wheel spokes and used them to lace a 3 spd :!:
     
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    cross 3. I guess it doesnt matter now, I am running the sachs hub, and waiting for my nexus 3 speed to come. Maybe someday You can look at it.
     
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    hello
    i keep a bumch of old spokes so if u wana lace something to something u can use the old spokes to find out the length u need the first time u may have too longof a spoke then tery a smaller length till u fing what u need then buy your new ones and lace it up
    iv been lacing whells since i was 10 years old i just laced a nd rear end in a 700 wineman rim and a nd front hub in a weinieman 700 chucksoldbikes
     
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    I PM'd ya. What size tires does a s-5 s-6 take? Will a 26 x 2.125 fit, or is it an oddball size?
     
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    S-5 or S-6 won't work for 2.125 unfortunately, fractional size.
     
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    so, 26 x 1 3/8?? Thats a bit narrow for this bike. What fractional wider size do they sell?
    1 3/4 is max. forget it. balloon bike, wont look right with skinnies on it
     
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    so, aftyer months of messing with these wheels and the SA 3 speed, I have them DONE!!! After some input from dogdart, I used some nuts as spacers in the wheel, and spaced the nipples. The wheel is trued, and tires are mounted, and on the old Galaxie of mine. Gotta route the shifter, and take it for a cruise!.
     

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