Sturmey Archer 3 speed for a folder
I have a folder with 110 rear spacing, Can I install a Sturmey Archer 3 speed ?
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.
Originally Posted by Guy Yinon
If you're in the U.S., the west coast Brompton dealer in Palo Alto won't help you - I've tried.
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.
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.
I just wandered down to my basement with ruler in hand. My Raleigh 20 with SA 3 speed hub has 110 rear spacing.