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Bikes: 1971 Chrome Paramount P-13, 1973 Gitane Tour de France, 1974 Raleigh Professional
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I had mentioned in an earlier thread that the three speed internals were interchangeable. Someone on another thread said they weren't. OK, I will concede that the Shimano 3.3.3 is not interchangeable with the others, but I did a bit of research.
Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual says this:
The following step-by-step illustrated instructions cover disassembling, assembling, and adjusting a Sturmey-Archer AW, Styre (sic) Schwinn-Approved Styre (sic), Brampton and Hercules three-speed rear hub. These hubs are identified by name stamped on the hubshell and brake arm. All parts of these five hubs are interchangeable.
So.....I guess the hub is Steyr made, being from Austria.
Here is a link to some photos on the Sturmey Archer site:
It says the Brampton and J.C. Higgins (Steyr) hubs were made starting in the fifties when S-A's patents expired.
1971 Paramount P-13 Chrome
1973 Paramount P-15 Opaque Blue
1973 Gitane Tour De France
1974 Raleigh Professional
1991 Waterford Paramount