Are Sturmey Archer hubs good?

Are Sturmey Archer hubs good?

The classic Sturmey-Archer AW hub is the most reliable gear-shifting mechanism ever made, and rarely needs anything more than a bit of medium-weight oil every so often. 95 percent of shifting problems on 3-speeds are related to the control cable or the shifter.

Does Sturmey Archer still exist?

Sturmey-Archer’s most widely known product is the AW wide-ratio three-speed hub gear, introduced in 1938 (though patented in 1936) and still in production in a substantially modified form as of 2018.

How do you adjust a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub?

Simple and quick

  1. Step 1: Select high gear. Select high gear.
  2. Step 2: Take up all the slack in the indicator chain. Back off the locknut.
  3. Step 3: Loosen the chain slightly. Back off the adjuster so the chain is slightly loose, so you can move it from side to side a wee bit without feeling any tension.
  4. Step 4: Check.

How much oil does a Sturmey Archer hub take?

I put in two or three fluid ounces of light engine oil, probably 10w/30 or thereabouts. It must have been dry as a bone inside, because i didn’t have a flood and the gears started working correctly once I had done a few hundred yards and made a couple of gear changes.

How do you date a Sturmey Archer hub?

Hubs after World War 2 From 1947 to 2000 Sturmey Archer clearly marked their hubs with a date. This hub date marking will show the last two figures of the year and the month.

Who invented the derailleur?

Jean Loubeyre
So who invented the derailleur? The first, and best, candidate, much favoured by the French, is Jean Loubeyre of Paris. He indisputably patented a 2 speed derailleur device called ‘La Polyceler’ in 1895 (French Patent # 245,148).

How do you change the gear cable on a Sturmey Archer?

Lead the bare cable down along the slot in the trigger cam, with the cable end going past the end of the slot. Shift the trigger into “3”. You may have to push the lever up, because the cable is not pulling on it as it would in use. Pull the cable snug to seat the cable end into its notch.

What oil is used for Sturmey Archer hub?

The common consensus on Sturmey Archer forums is to use sewing machine oil, though I don’t know where you’d get it. I’ve never had a ‘jumping out of gear’ problem that I couldn’t fix by adjustment.

What is the history of the Sturmey Archer internal gear hub?

Sturmey-Archer History. Sturmey-Archer was one of two major manufacturers of internal-gear hubs in the early and mid 20th century. (Fichtel & Sachs in Germany was the other. Shimano has mad internal-gear hubs since 1957.) The Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub, by far the most popular one, was durable and, easy to maintain and rebuild.

How much does it cost to ship a Sturmey Archer hub?

Shipping and Handling is $5 First Class Mail or $8 Priority Mail in the USA. Other countries by quote. Step One: Download the parts list (aka, exploded diagram) for your specific hub from the Sturmey-Archer website. For older hubs go to Sturmey-Archer Heritage or email us as, we have many vintage diagrams.

Are Sunrace/Sturmey-Archer bikes any good?

In any case, the quality of Taiwanese production from SunRace/Sturmey-Archer so far has been excellent, generally better than the quality of later English production. Sturmey-Archer’s selection of multi-speed hubs is much wider than that of the other manufacturers.

What happened to the Sturmey-Archer Company?

The land the factory stood on was sold, and Sturmey-Archer was nearly liquidated by a corporate raider. Fortunately, a Taiwanese company called SunRace came to the rescue, and bought the company assets more or less intact. The machinery and stock were moved to Taiwan.