Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Can I use this Brompton part for my 3 speed hub?
I'm trying to hook up an old Sachs 3 speed hub to replace a Sturmey Archer hub. My first problem was that the hub didn't have an indicator pin. I was hoping my Sturmey Archer pin
would do the trick, but no such luck.
But yesterday I got an indicator pin of the right size from North Road Bicycle
. I was very excited to find that it fit my ancient hub. Then I was saddened to see that the end of the indicator chain that connects to my shifting system does not mesh with the Sturmey Archer cable anchorage
piece. So now I need to find a corresponding anchorage for the Sachs pin.
I found this part
for a Brompton, but it looks so different from the old Sturmey Archer part, that I can't determine if it's the part that I need or that it even performs the same function. I need a piece that at one end will screw into the bolt at the end of the indicator chain, and at the other end will connect to a cut piece of shift cable. Does that Brompton piece fit the bill? I can't find any pictures of it in place, so I can't determine if it's actually doing what I need it to.
Any insight would be much appreciated.