I've been wanting to build a 3 speed mountain bike ever since riding a cruiser with a Nexus 3 speed. Then I saw this link labjack.com/blog/3-speed-single-speed that shows Shimano makes a non-coaster, aluminum shelled, disc brake Nexus 3 speed hub. That was last year and they have been out of stock every time I looked for one. Well the time last week that QBP had them in stock so I ordered one. Now I'd like to sell off some of my bikes and build a steel rigid 29er 3 speed. I really dig the Karate Monkey and for the price it's a no brainer, the issue is I haven't seen anyone use a KM for this and I'm not sure if the Nexus bell crank will clear the Surly drop out. Anyone have the answer or could possibly find out for me? Any help would be awesome.
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