I have some irritating Long-Shen rear dropouts (deep semi-circular lips around the outside) which are causing problems with fitting a Sturmey-Archer SRF5W internally geared hub. I would like to shift the axle from the left to the right and would like to know if this sort of lateral adjustment is even possible.
I've looked at Sheldon's instructions for dissassembly and am loathe to take the hub apart unless it's even theoretically possible that it will work.
Anyone had any experience with SA hubs in doing this? I have about 1cm spare on the left that I'd like to have available on the right by shifting the whole hub body over to the left. Thanks.