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Replacement Hub Suggestion?
I have a 1960 Schwinn Racer. It is equipped with a Sturmey-Archer TCW Mark IV. I'm completely restoring this bike for my wife to ride. I have since learned that the TCW series hubs are all unreliable.
Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
They ran the brake through the gear train. This means that when you're in high gear, when you would be most likely to be going fast...the brake is at its weakest!
Even worse, if your shifter is mis-adjusted and you accidentally shift into the "neutral" position between 2nd and 3rd gear, the brake will not work at all!
I'm rebuilding this whole bike down to the last bolt. It needs new spokes so I figure while I am in there i might as well replace the hub.
What is an alternative hub that I can use? Is there a later model that will be an acceptable swap for this bike?