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Any 6 speeds out there????(4 posts)

Any 6 speeds out there????vtecbike
Apr 26, 2002 1:33 PM
I am looking for some 32 hole 6 speed front and rear hubs.
Any suggestions? (besides my grandmother's attic..)
re: Any 6 speeds out there????boneman
Apr 26, 2002 1:38 PM
Any set of hubs with a 126mm rear freewheel hub are the correct size for 6spd. When they went from 5 to 6, before the narrower cogs, the cog spacing was the same and the rear width went from 120 to 126mm.
re: Any 6 speeds out there????Lone Gunman
Apr 26, 2002 2:01 PM
Depends how much you want to spend. A thread down below gives American Classic hubs that are 126mm hubs and depending upon what kind of rim you want, well it could get pricey. If you are looking for original equipment, it could take a while but the stuff is out there.

Sheldon Brown was offering wheelsets aound $100 but they were not that great of components.
re: Any 6 speeds out there????vtecbike
Apr 26, 2002 6:19 PM
Thanks for the info...I am looking for a freind of mine who doesn't care much about having high quality components on this bike. I will check out Sheldon Brown's offerings.
Thanks again.