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actually the investment made in the manufacturing of bicycles is huge in Taiwan.
[NB : ROC is different from PRC, read up on the Chinese Revolution to know]
the Sun Race Company bought the British Company that was going under.
SRAM, [bought out Sachs] is also made by Taiwanese companies..
Most bike brands are made there, too, by now.
many times it is the Taiwanese based company that subcontracts manufacturing out to a mainland China based facility.
the Sram/sachs hub used in Mk3 bike is wider ratio difference, than the AW3
It was the 1st 3 by 2 6 speed hybrid.. splines on those is same as 3 speed hubs,
just made to hold 2 of them..
They also make a cassette driver/3 speed for 7, 8, 9 speed cassettes over the years.
Current BWR hub is custom manufactured by Sturmey Sun Race for Brompton.
another wide range 3 .. 1/2 stepped with 13 & 15t cogs, adopting Shimano cassette spline.
You can learn a lot buying a copy of the Brompton Book, published last fall ..
Last edited by fietsbob; 01-03-11 at 12:23 PM.