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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008
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    My Mutant Cruiser with Sachs Hubs that needs parts

    Here's some shots of my homebrew Cruiser. I need to source parts!!!
    Running 700c wheels on a 26" frame.

    Its got Sachs VT5000 hub up front (drum brake) and a Sachs Torpedo Dreigang (threespeed) hub with Drum in the rear.
    I've tried to get the best shots i could of all the contact points...
    It's just a mock up for now.

    I need a three speed shifter.
    I need front and rear brake cables, cant seem to find the right ones or those little barrel shaped end thingies to work with the c-shaped cutout on the action arm.
    I need a shifter cable to work with the shifter
    I need an Anchorage for the shifter cable to work with the sachs indicator chain.
    Please keep in mind that the SACHS indicator chains are different than the indicator chains found on Sturmey-Archer.


    What do i need?
    I've got no cable stops either, so I'll probably need clamp on cable guides and stops.
    Do i need a "Travel agent" Inline pulley for the brake lines? I'm using MTB Cantilever brake levers for now.

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
    Thomas Kirchner
    York, Pa

  2. #2
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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    Aarons Bicycles may be able to help you with the needed parts.

    Per my understanding they import Sachs/SRAM parts from Europe that are not available here through normal distribution. Per the SRAM parts manual the 3 speed trigger shifter is still made. The current SRAM T3 is basically the same as the old Sachs dreigang so the SRAM T3 twist shifter should work too.

    Another possible american source is Yellow Jersey.
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.

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