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As RL mentioned, the awesome people from Seattle Bike Supply sent us a Nuvinci hub to test. We chose the B27-R aka the M.U.T.T as our test steed. Reason being is that the B27-R is already set up as a single speed bike and the 26″ wheel fit perfectly.
I did run into some hurdles, first of all, my mustache bars had to go. The diameter of the ‘Cruise Controller’ was too small to fit the bars.
The other issue that I have is that the chain tensioner will not fit due to the hub’s flange. Shouldn’t be a big deal,
I just need to install a ‘half-link’ on the chain.
I need to finish installing the rear pulley housing, the most difficult part in my opinion, but I’m hoping to be done by the weekend and ready to hit the streets on Tuesday. We test rode the hub at Sea Otter, but this will be a better test as I ride my bike to work, and to the beach. (Can’t wait to see the faces of the snobby roadies on the river trail as I blast down on my MUTT)