Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
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Sturmey Archer pawl springs
I've disassembled and cleaned the parts on a SA AW 3-speed, ca. 1966
All the internal parts were coated with oil turned molasses, but the pawls, gears and pinions are in great shape.
The only problem is that the pawl pins are still sticky and slow moving - I haven't removed them for cleaning because I'm afraid I'll have trouble resetting the pawl springs. Does anyone have any experience with this? Are there any tricks, or is it more simple than it appears?
Also, while Harris Cyclery has the outside ball retainers available for purchase, it doesn't list the inner ball retainer. Is it recommended to replace this bearing ring as well, or are these balls under less stress making replacement less of a concern?