Anyone done this or know someone who has?
I have a Specialized Single Cross that has horizontal drop outs that are spaced at 119mm. I was thinking of using an internally geared hub, Alfine 8 (135mm width) or Sturmey Archer 5 Speed (119mm width) and a bar end shifter.
The main issue here is that the spacing of the rear dropouts that don't really allow for the width of the Alfine. Will the Sturmey Archer hubs be up to CX use?
Has anyone done this before? I know it seems like sacrilege to convert a SS but I need to convert the CX for bigger mileage and road riding. This will save me buying yet another bike.