I asked a question recently about replacing a cracked front hub on a vintage steel wheel (How to replace a broken front hub on a vintage steel wheel from a vintage steel bike?)
Thanks for all the useful answers.
This is related, but a different question.
I noticed that the dimensions of the standard hub seemed to be very similar to the dimensions of a dynamo hub (all sturmey archer). Since the dynamo hub costs just a few Euro more than the standard hub, it might be nice to add a hub dynamo while I'm at it.
The dimensions aren't EXACTLY the same, but they're similar. Are the dimensions critical?
I'm not even sure I'm reading the specs right...
The standard hub is this [this] (https://www.sturmey-archer.com/files/catalog/files/274/SPECIFICATIONS%20-%20HBT%20HUBS.pdf)
The dynamo is [this] (https://www.sturmey-archer.com/files/catalog/files/166/SPECIFICATIONS%20-%20DYNOHUB.pdf)
Would it work to replace the broken standard hub with a dynamo hub, or would the spokes all end up with the wrong angles/lenghts/whatever? I can always just buy the standard hub, which is dimensionally the same as what's on the wheel now.