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    new GB stem and wingnuts?

    The blog Lovely Bicycle posted that new production GB stems and wingnuts were on display at Interbike. Anyone know where or how they will be available?

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    No, but I'm willing to bet three bottles of beer they won't make wingnuts to fit the older Sturmey Archer geared hubs!

    FYI here's a link to the blog the gnome mentioned.
    Last edited by rhm; 09-29-11 at 06:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    No, but I'm willing to bet three bottles of beer they won't make wingnuts to fit Sturmey Archer hubs!

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    No one's taking that bet.

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    Bwahhhahhha..... I've got a set for a Sturmey hub, I need a pair for the front. ( rubbing hands and cracking knuckles)

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    You ever hear of a threading tap? In BSC? In Whitworth? In SAT (sturmey archer threading?)
    Me either...
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    I'd be wary of axle slippage with wingnuts on an IGH. They sure are purdy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    You ever hear of a threading tap? In BSC? In Whitworth? In SAT (sturmey archer threading?)
    Me either...
    I'm pretty confident Mark Stonich (bikesmithdesign) has them.

    Quote Originally Posted by clasher View Post
    I'd be wary of axle slippage with wingnuts on an IGH. They sure are purdy though.
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's why they stopped making them over 50 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clasher View Post
    I'd be wary of axle slippage with wingnuts on an IGH. They sure are purdy though.
    i had the same concerns when using them with my fixed gear, so i added a set of chain tensioners as a back-up wheel retention system. Those GB nuts look better than the Velo-Orange ones I have....
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    Quote Originally Posted by clasher View Post
    I'd be wary of axle slippage with wingnuts on an IGH. They sure are purdy though.
    My 1955 Raleigh Lenton (road bike) has wing nuts in the rear... slippage has not been an issue.

    The stock lock washers on this and SA hubs are about as good as they get.

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    You ever hear of a threading tap? In BSC? In Whitworth? In SAT (sturmey archer threading?)
    Me either...
    Cutting the originals? Nah

    Cutting the new production for an SA hub. Fine, but you'd need to fashion the chain guide. On the original GB, the guide is threaded into the wingnut, it's a very small, fine piece of work.


    Originally Posted by clasher
    I'd be wary of axle slippage with wingnuts on an IGH. They sure are purdy though.
    I had a set of alloy GB wingnuts on a SA hub, everyone cautioned me about slippage. Never had any but the concern over it and constant checking drove me nuts! The Wingnuts are back on the shelf, if only for the time being.

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    No doubt the slippage is a figment of the imagination of those who, like the fox who couldn't reach the grapes, can't get their greasy fingers on a pair.

    Which shelf, did you say, you put them on?

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