Does this Rear Wheel exist?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Vaderico, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Vaderico

    Vaderico New Member

    Nov 7, 2013
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    I'm looking for a very specific wheel.
    I ride a Singlespeed / Fixie at the moment and am looking to upgrade it to a 5 speed internal gear hub.

    However there is a specific criteria I am after;
    There are three things I am looking for, but am unsure where to start looking:

    1 - Have a disc brake on the hub

    2 - Be a deep dish style rim, sized 700c

    3 - Coloured Black

    I am not too fussed which make of internal geared hub to buy, whichever one fits the criteria I am willing to buy.
    Also If a hub can meet these requirements that has a slightly different amount of gears, then I wouldn't mind too much

    If someone has the experience / knowledge to lend me a hand, I would be forever grateful.

  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2005
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    Shimano's internally geared ALFINE (?) hub has a disc brake rotor option, BUT it requires a frame with 135mm rear spacing ...

    If you have a steel frame, then it can be re-spaced ...

    BUT, if it is a Track frame, then the stays may-or-may-not be a lot more robust than on a steel Road frame ... so, re*spacing could be problematic ...

    Aluminum & CF frames cannot be respaced ...

    Bianchi makes a SS MTB frame ...

    I think that SALSA makes a SS 29er frame ...

    In other words, if you want to use a 135mm O.L.D hub, you probably will want to consider another frame UNLESS your frame already happens to be non-SS frame.

    There are internally geared hubs which have (internal) coaster brakes whose spacing will fit in 120mm wide dropouts.

    BTW. If you think about it, the rotor mount + Rotor + gap would probably necessitate at least an additional 8mm of width beyond the non-driveside of a rear hub, so the narrowest hub would be in the 126mm range if it existed OR if you had a machinist cobble some sort of shell for a hub's internal mechanism.

    Deep dish rim on an internally geared hub? You'll have to have one custom laced to whatever hub you find & deem to be suitable for your frame.


    Powder Coat or Paint it.

    In other words, what you are specifically looking for, AFAIK, does not exist.