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    Help..need to get gears on my SS

    Broke my tibia/ fibula with surgery this summer. The SS is not working for me right now. I have some other bikes to ride, but I like the fit of my IF SS. How can I add some gears? I want to do the 1 x 9 thing. I have searched for an add on derailer hanger to no avail. Any ideas?

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    What type of dropouts do you have? The have what axles like an axle tensioner but has a derailleur hanger coming off of it. This works if you have horizontal dropouts. If you have sliders, you need a new drive-side slider from Paragon. The next step is gears. Do you have a full cassette body on your rear wheel, is it an SS cassette body, or do you have a freewheel? If it's a freewheel, you'll need a new rear wheel (and if you do that, maybe just go with an Alfine and skip the derailleur hanger). If it's a full cassette body, just add a cassette. If it's an SS cassette body, you'll have to break apart a cassette and add 4,5, or 6 gears depending on the cassette and the width of the body.

    We need to know what type of dropouts you have and what rear hub.

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    more info

    The frame is an Independent Fabrication with an eccentric BB. I have a rear wheel and shifters just need a rear hanger somehow. Looks like this.
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    EB and no hanger, that's a tough one. I think your SOL...

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    saint/hone?

    If you are willing to build a new wheel, you can use a Saint or Hone axle-mounted derailleur. They require a saint/hone rear hub.

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    Or a internal geared hub

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    I just broke my fibula about a month ago.....how long before you could even think about gettin' on a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave
    Or a internal geared hub

    Internally geared hub is the only way that frame will go multi speed.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    Internally geared hub is the only way that frame will go multi speed.
    Why not the Saint?

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    Saint would work fine. Either way it will need a new wheel. I'd just go internal gear hub. No cable stops on that frame anyways.

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    Easiest way to go is an Alfine or i-Motion 9:
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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    Why not the Saint?
    Because then it will still sound like a SS.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    Easiest way to go is an Alfine or i-Motion 9:
    pricey though isn't it? For temp use Shimano makes a Nexus hub that has good reviews and its 8spd and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    pricey though isn't it? For temp use Shimano makes a Nexus hub that has good reviews and its 8spd and cheap.
    Alfine hub/shifter runs ~$260, the Nexus can save ~50 for the cheaper one the better version is only a few dollars less than the Alfine (has the same guts). Nexus doesn't have a factory disc brake option.

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    If it's a temporary fix, how about one of these? You can definately run 7 speed with this, maybe 8.
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    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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