Sturmey Archer S-RF5(W) trouble engaging
Hey, I'm having some trouble with this hub: http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/4/id/34
I converted it into an oil-based hub last year, and everything worked peachy. However, after taking out the internals for an oil bath + replacing the shift cable after the winter, the hub has trouble engaging.
The hub no longer engages in the lower two gears. No matter whether I tighten or loosen the cable tension, the hub will freewheel forward after the indicator rod has been pulled out a certain length from the axle.
Any ideas? I thought maybe something with the pawls internally got thrown off, but that's the only thing I can think of. Could the tightness of the drive side cone affect this? I tightened per Sheldon's recommendation (make it tight and back off 1/2 turn or so).
Thanks for the help,
Last edited by Scheherezade; 03-30-12 at 07:38 PM.