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Old 08-04-08, 09:25 AM   #1
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Sachs 3-speed hub indicator spindle

Picked up a Fitchel & Sachs Torpedo 3 speed coaster brake hub (probably from the late 60's, but that's really guesswork on the part of the previous owner). There is no indicator spindle or chain attached, so now I'm in the market for a replacement part.

Replacement parts for Sturmey Archer seem to be available, but I don't see any for Sachs. Any idea where to go for these or if perhaps Sturmey Archer's comparable part will work?

And, given that this hub does not seem to have an oil port, what is the lubricating procedure?

Or maybe I should ask this in Classic & Vintage?
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I bought a spare for my F&S 3spd from Retrobikesupply on Ebay. I dont' know if they have more or not.

The threading on it is different the S/A. If you cant' find it online then you might try asking various LBS's. Or try over in Europe. Mine came off a Norweigen bike.


ADDED: I never tried it but you may ask if the new SRAM hubs might have part that works. From my understanding, The internals of haven' t changed much.

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Thanks. I don't see anything listed on their eBay store, but maybe I'll drop them a line, just in case. And perhaps I'll take this hub over to the bike shop and see what they say.
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Just a follow up in case anyone else finds this thread while looking to solve a similar issue. I did get an indicator pin that was made for a newer Sram hub. I believe it was for a 3X8 dual drive, but I'm not sure. I believe some Sram hubs have moved from an indicator pin with a pull chain to a pin that gets pushed in by the shifting mechanism, but I may be wrong about that. At any rate, I got a much more modern, Sram pin with the same threading as my ancient Torpedo hub. The other thing I ended up needing was the corresponding shift cable anchorage. The Sram pin was not the same type/threading as my existing Sturmey Archer anchorage part. Once those two pieces were in place, I had my three speeds back.
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