Re: [CR] KOF Sturmey-Archer


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Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 21:50:48 -0500
From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] KOF Sturmey-Archer


Scott Minneman wrote:
> Yesterday's picture shows how, in addition to the Shimano splines for cogs,
> one can mount a single-speed freewheel on the hub (which seems like an
> "unclear-on-the-concept" choice to me).
>
> To me this part actually makes sense, I see the ability to install a free wheel as just a side effect of the driver design. With the use of Shimano style splined cogs they are obviously not going to unscrew so the reverse lock nut is unnecessary and a standard hub thread can be used for the locknut, this was the route taken by Shimano with the original non-Dura-Ace Uniglide hubs locking sprocket, which used the same set-up although the thread was not extended beyond the first sprocket. By threading the whole driver it allows for juggling of chain line with spacers. As a bonus besides the ability to spin on a freewheel one could use a BSC Bottom Bracket lock-ring instead of the one supplied.

I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on one of these.

For more classic mix and match action I suppose one could install a multi-speed free wheel and a derailleur, after all the axle looks fairly long, just don't forget to buff off those logos and add an oil filler cap. ;-)

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada