I want to build up a steel framed commuter/light tourer/utility bike with hub gears.
A Dawes Galaxy from the 1990s era looks about right to provide the frame.
But I want 135mm rear dropout spacing (for hub gears) AND semi horizontal dropout (for chain tension).
Looking at bikes I'm getting the feeling that I can't get both. It looks like Dawes went to 135mm OLN at the same time as they went to vertical dropouts. I think all 8 speed (and above) rear cassettes were 135mm.
Anybody shed any light on this? Thakns