Multi speed hub for worksman wheel?

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  1. Falstaff

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    Did worksman make a multi for the heavy gauge spokes?

    I have a three speed from a worksman, but the holes in the flange are to small for 11g spokes.
     
  2. Wildcat

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    I know SA made a 3 speed w coaster hub for bigger spokes, I bought an 85 Emory with one.
     
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  3. jamesdart

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    I drilled out the nexus 3 to put into a worksman wheel
     
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  4. Falstaff

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    I might have to do that, I'd just hate to mess it up.
    Maybe I should get a drill press.
     
  5. SILVERKINGPC

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    FS...why do you want heavy, 11-gauge spokes? Drilling hub flanges for large spokes is a recipe for the flange to fail.
     
  6. Falstaff

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    I just want a multi speed hub for my worksman wheel.
     
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    I get it. You want to use your existing Worksman rear rim with its' heavy spokes? Hmmmm. Maybe abandon the heavy 11g wheel and get one that is lighter with better performance in a multi-gear hub with lightweight rim & spokes? Never seen a large-holed multi before..
     
  8. jamesdart

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    I'll put up a pic of mine. Nexus 3 is cheap and I think there was plenty of material to drill out. So far I like it.
     
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    Here is a Worksman drum hub I used on my BO12 bike. I assume that it came originally with a 5 speed cassette? I wussed out and used a single speed freewheel on it. 58218_6c1eea35bc992549af165e4eb90588e4.jpg
     
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  11. Falstaff

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    I don't know enough about bike parts to know what I'd need.

    I'm still working on my camp bike that I put in the Apocalypse build off.
    I'm using a a worksman cargorax frame.

    I want the bike to be able to hold all my camp stuff, and still make it up hilly roads. But at the same time I want it easy maintenance, so single speed might be the way.

    Technology sucks, took me two hours to type this. And this is supposed to be a "smart phone", I imagine the WiFi is having issues too.
     
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    Only on RRB do we look on running a singlespeed as ¨wussing out!¨ :D
     
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  14. Bicycle808

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    Item # 401 on the Worksman pricelist is just a Nexus hub with the drilling big enough to accommodate 11g/.120¨ spokes. Typically, Nexus 3 hubs ship with everything except for the shifter and the bell crank; with Worksman, though, things might get weird on ya, so you might want to call and make sure it comes with the cog, snapring, anti-turn washers, nuts, pushrod, and coaster strap.

    TBH, your best bet may be to hit up RRB member @ind-chuckz and see what he might have on hand for you, or what he can dig up....
     
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  15. Bicycle808

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    Here´s a screenshot of the Worksman pricelist; I´ve highlighted the relevant part number for easy reference.

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  16. ind-chuckz

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    You can drill them out big enough for a 11g spoke not a problem.
     
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    Or I have a hub if needed....
     
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    IMG_5920.JPG Here's the nexus 3 in worksman alloy rim. I drilled it out with a cordless drill and maybe a # drill, i used the smallest size possible. Chuck had the right length spokes.
     

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