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Guy Yinon 10-30-05 03:35 AM

Sturmey Archer 3 speed for a folder
 
Hi !
I have a folder with 110 rear spacing, Can I install a Sturmey Archer 3 speed ?
Thanks,
Guy

spambait11 10-30-05 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy Yinon
Hi !
I have a folder with 110 rear spacing, Can I install a Sturmey Archer 3 speed ?
Thanks,
Guy

Yes, but you'll have to get a hold of one of the hubs made for Brompton and relace it to a new wheel, unless you're looking for a ETRTO 16" wheel. Bike shops specializing in Bromptons are better sources to ask.

If you're in the U.S., the west coast Brompton dealer in Palo Alto won't help you - I've tried.

James H Haury 10-30-05 12:22 PM

What are you using the hub, on I.E what bike will you be using it with?. One of the forum members has made a conversion to a 3 speed hub on his boardwalk single.

folder fanatic 10-30-05 03:36 PM

You might be refering to me, Mr. Haury. I sucessfully converted my Boardwalk S1 to a three speed some time ago. It can be done. I do not know how it is done except that my bike already had a horizontal rear dropouts (for easier chain tensioning), steel frame (can be expanded or contracted to fit different hubs), and I knew that I wanted a simple rather old fashioned thumbshifter on my handlebars, uncluttered look as in ss and fixies, and operator friendly. My LBS did the conversion and I have never been happier with the bike.

icithecat 10-30-05 03:52 PM

I just wandered down to my basement with ruler in hand. My Raleigh 20 with SA 3 speed hub has 110 rear spacing.


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