AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by: Nick on 7/13/2005 at 10:52:01 PM
My sturmey archer three speed hub is making high pitched sqweeking noices while in 1st and third gear. Most of the time it stays in all gears. But, sometimes it pops out of 2nd gear and goes into a nuetral-type gear and makes a noise like its barely grabbing the gear. Also, when im in third gear and i am crusing along at a pretty fair speed and stop peddaling, the hub makes an annoying grinding noise. I lube the hub frequently (every week or so) to keep the rust out. But, these problems continue.

If anyone can rebuild hubs or knows where i can get one rebuilt, please let me know.

Thanks,
Nick
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by David on 7/13/2005 at 11:08:19 PM
Any shop that has been in business for a while should be able to work on your hub. It might be simpler and cheaper, though, just to find another one on a bike in the trash or at a yard sale. You shouldn't have to look more than a week or two.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Warren on 7/13/2005 at 11:42:08 PM
I think it's getting very hard to find qualified people to service SA hubs. The hubs last decades when lubed and adjusted properly so few mechs actually learn how. As David said, they aren't hard to come by but you could take a stab at doing it yourself and when you get stumped you can ask for help here. It's one of the only things I haven't done to a bike but I'll get around to it some day.

Got to Tony Hadlands site and you will find detailed info on how to do it....

http://tinyurl.com/ag7wr
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Bryan on 7/14/2005 at 3:09:20 AM
I love to ride old bikes, but I'm a mediocre mechanic at best. Before I learned the basics of working on these bikes (from this site and Sheldon Brown) I had the darndest time finding anyone who could even simply adjust the rear hub gears. I eventually had my brother bring my bikes to some local shops in the Boston area where they still had oldtimer guys working. In Boston there were several shops with qualified mechanics, but I wasn't able to find any in my small Connecticut town. So, try a city or a college town bike shop

I also found that once you find the right person to work on your bikes, small tokens of appreciation like a soda on a hot day work wonders.

Good luck!

--Bryan in Connecticut
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by steve on 7/15/2005 at 4:59:01 PM
A couple of initial troubleshooting measures: For the slip in middle gear, try loosening or tightening the shift cable (adjuster barrel on the indicator chain) and see what happens. For the grinding noise, road grit might have gotten in between the dustcap and the hub body. The sheet metal dustcap is a really good resonator.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Nick on 7/15/2005 at 5:26:55 PM
thanks for all the replies...i'll keep messing with it and see what happens.

Thanks again
Nick

P.S. Visit my page in this site http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=132
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/15/2005 at 10:51:16 PM
Hey Nick! Took a looksee at the URL posted above.

NICE WORK!!!!!! It's nice to see a young person with the wherewithall to PRESERVE as opposed to "Tricking Out" a vintage velocipede. And to do a fine job of it as well.

Sez yer in NY... IF you can't get your rear hub functioning, I may have a spare rear wheel (inclusive of course of the hub) to donate. Email me off line at: bonemanrides_at_yahoo.com if you need it and we're relatively propinquitous.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/15/2005 at 10:53:08 PM
Ah... caveat here... U had not mentioned what size wheel your S/A three speed was affixed unto.... my "spare" would be laced into a 26" rim.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Nick on 7/18/2005 at 11:26:07 PM
Hello Boneman,
yes you are right. I failed to mention the wheel size. The hub that im having troubles with, is the hub thats on the rollfast in the link i posted. It is laced in a 20 inch wheel.

Thanks anyway,
Nick
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sturmey Archer hub rebuild posted by Ed Lang on 7/23/2005 at 3:49:34 AM
Rebuilding SA hubs is my favorite repair. I learned by pulling apart garbage picked hubs. The exploded view diagram is the key. The books are at the library. Or ship me the hub for rebuilding. The AW is serviced by removing a few external parts and unscrewing the core. if you have another wheel with an aw hub just do the change. this can be done in half hour. Ed
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   VERY tempting! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/13/2005 at 10:49:18 PM
This one is getting to me... I'm not at all far from Fair Lawn, NJ... :-S

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7168804670&category=98084&rd=1

Where IS P.C. when ya need him? :-D

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   VERY tempting! posted by David on 7/13/2005 at 11:06:07 PM
Is this frame any different from an ordinary Sports?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   VERY tempting! posted by Bryan on 7/14/2005 at 1:57:29 AM
Yes, where is PC? Is he OK? I don't remember seeing a post from him in a while.

If worse comes to worse, what do you think they're doing with his lovely Clubman bikes? Ouch, forget I said that...

--Bryan in Connecticut
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   VERY tempting! posted by David on 7/14/2005 at 11:41:05 AM
I spoke with PC a few months ago when I was in Washington, so I think his health is ok.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: VERY tempting! posted by sam on 7/14/2005 at 8:01:38 PM
P.C. must be doing good--he posts often on the CR list---has a french bike he rides.What happened to Max?---sam
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: VERY tempting! posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/15/2005 at 9:37:43 AM
Well that's interesting. I didn't know that the French ever made a "Clubman" bike. ;-)

Unless... (gasp!) P.C. has gone down the long, dark, road of tergiversation.... :-S

All "fun" aside, good to hear he's doing well.

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   This is different! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/13/2005 at 10:36:33 PM
Obviously, later production. I find this one interesting... particularly the chainguard.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6545977020&category=420&rd=1

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   This is different! posted by David on 7/13/2005 at 11:03:53 PM
Isn't this a German Hercules?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   This is different! posted by Bryan on 7/14/2005 at 2:09:16 AM
Cool bike, cool color, and even looks like there are cool tools included. But whoa, the shipping charges. Might be a good deal for a local pickup, but he wants approximately double what others want for shipping a bike. No thanks.

--Bryan in Connecticut
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   This is different! posted by Jacob on 7/14/2005 at 2:45:02 PM
This is a german bike from Hercules Werke in Nürnberg.
I have an Estrella. Mine is a ten-speed (Simplex).

Jacob, Denmark
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MISC:   SA hubs posted by: David on 7/13/2005 at 9:03:54 PM
Why do the SA instructions urge you to assemble the RH ball ring in the same orientation that it was disassembled? Regardless of which of the two threads is engaged, the ring screws down tight to the RH flange of the shell, so the internal measurements must be the same (mustn't they?), and the bearings should be adjusted anyway. And how would the manufacturer choose to assemble it initially?
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   RE:MISC:   SA hubs posted by David on 7/16/2005 at 12:13:53 PM
I'll answer my own Q here. I have it on good authority that it doesn't matter which way the ball race goes back on. The warning is intended to check that the ball race isn't cross threaded (easy to do) when reinstalled.
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MISC:   Interestingly enough.... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/13/2005 at 12:18:09 PM
I read yesterday that post-bombing sales of bicycles in London... are WAY UP!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:MISC:   Interestingly enough.... posted by Kurt K. on 7/13/2005 at 8:50:35 PM
And Pashley sales, as usual, remained constant...

...I can't justify $600 for a machine of plastic chaincase.

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Interestingly enough.... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/13/2005 at 10:40:28 PM
I hear you loud and clear, Kurt. I was bidding on one of those NOS "Headlights"... the type that actually slide on to the headlight bracket on a Sports... but sadly enough, I'm only willing to pay so much, eh?

I have a very decent large frame Sports that I want to fully restore and equip to suit my tastes and that would be the headlight I would very much like. They would work pretty well with modern rechargeable batteries.

I already have a full chaincase for the bike... albeit the wrong colour.... but I can strip and paint to match...

Plastic chaincase?!?!?!?!? SACRILEDGE!!! ;-)

Later!

Larry Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Interestingly enough.... posted by Kurt K. on 7/13/2005 at 11:55:30 PM
NOS headlight? For a Pashley or a Raleigh? Last all-chrome Sturmey-Archer lamp (the round one, mind you) I saw on eBay (about a year ago, haven't seen another all-chrome pop up since!) sold for $30...+$20 shipping - what a rippoff. Also had a good sized dent in it.

Only two I've seen in person is the one on my '79 Rudge and another on a friend's '69 Superbe. That's all I've seen in the way of S-A lamps last year!

If you aren't concerned about running an aftermarket light that's very similar to the S-A lamp, I know a couple aftermarket ones exist out there that you can bolt to the Raleigh bracket mount. Some are already set up for 9 volt batteries, so the rewiring for rechargables shouldn't be too bad.

Got a picture of that machine? Sounds very interesting.

>Plastic chaincase?!?!?!?!? SACRILEDGE!!! ;-)

And that's exactly what Pashley has. I wonder whether they are simply overrated - their products appear to be decent in construction, but by no means a show of extraordinary workmanship...

-Kurt


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   RE:MISC: Interestingly enough.... posted by Adammit on 7/16/2005 at 4:22:45 AM
Kurt, Do you have the names of those aftermarket lamps/ where I might get one? I'm Fixing up a 72 raliegh sports (I want it to look nice/ ride nice I'm not so concerned about collector value)
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   RE:RE:MISC: Interestingly enough.... posted by Kurt K. on 7/18/2005 at 12:52:02 AM
Sutable aftermarket replacements pop up on eBay all the time. Too many examples out there to list names. Simply sift through what's available until you find a nice, older looking (no modern on/off switches, etc...) lamp.

Most likely, you will have to get a slide-on lamp bracket to fit the Heron lamp mount - I know a few shops have these sitting around. Ask here on the forum for specifics.

-Kurt
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