too big effort to turn the wheel with a S2C STURMEY ARCHER
(I'm french, and you will confirm that my english is so poor...)
I have bought a Sturmey Archer S2C 2-speed Coaster Brake Kick Shift from USA, the hub was integrated in a set of wheels.
Iíve received the set yesterday (9 days from US to France) and I met a serious technical problem :
After installation of sprocket (and the dust cup, the 2 spacers and the circlip), mounting on the bike and first trials : all is running concerning braking and kick shift (1 and 1,38 rates), but the power to turn the wheel is abnormal.
I need too much effort to turn the wheel with the pedals.
The freewheel system seems to be ok (click click click etc. with several tours before to stop alone) but the weight onto the pedal to launch the movement of the wheel is too high like if there is a brake in function inside the hub.
The effort is more or less the double as a standard hub with 1:1 ratio. Never seen that . Really not usable in such situation.
What do you know about this phenomenon? How can I cancel it ?
Somebody can help me ? for the technical issue of course. for my english level : it is too late, i'm so old, but very nervous on my bike too.
thanks in advance,