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Old 01-17-08, 02:51 PM   #1
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Online distributor for Sturmey Archer?

Does anyone know of an online distributor for Sturmey Archer? I'm looking for an XRF8 internal hub gear and can't find the narrow one anywhere. I contacted SA but received an automated email telling me it'd be about a month before they got around to getting back to me.
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http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/sturmey-archer-hubs.html
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Sadly they do not carry the SA 28 hole XRF8 hub.
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You might check on the mechanics board, but I think a 36 hole hub can work just fine with a 28 hole rime by skipping a hole between each 4 hole set. If you buy from harris ask what they would charge to build your wheel, that will eliminate any screw ups as to spoke length.
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Of Course, 36 spokes are a lot stronger than 28.
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Of Course, 36 spokes are a lot stronger than 28.
Depends who's riding the bike .
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Does anyone know of an online distributor for Sturmey Archer? I'm looking for an XRF8 internal hub gear and can't find the narrow one anywhere. I contacted SA but received an automated email telling me it'd be about a month before they got around to getting back to me.
http://www.freemanscycles.co.uk/prod...%20Speed%20Hub

http://www.oldbiketrader.co.uk/displ...ns=newhubspost

http://www.roman-road.co.uk/prices/#SAhubs
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You might check on the mechanics board, but I think a 36 hole hub can work just fine with a 28 hole rime by skipping a hole between each 4 hole set. If you buy from harris ask what they would charge to build your wheel, that will eliminate any screw ups as to spoke length.
This is one of the most asinine bicycle solutions to ever be concocted by the mind of man. Yet every so often some genius comes up with the idea. Yes, it can be done. No, it is not safe.

Please to post this question in the mechanics forum, we need a good laugh.
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I think a 36 hole hub can work just fine with a 28 hole rime by skipping a hole between each 4 hole set.
No, it's not that simple. This works with a 32 hole rim and a 40 hole hub (see my avatar). But a 28 hole rim needs 14 spokes from each side and 14 is not divisible by 4. It's possible to use a hub with any number of holes equal or greater than the number of rim holes, and it wouldn't necessarily be unsafe or structurally unsound, but in most cases the number of different spoke lengths makes it not worth doing. I have built the 32 spoke wheel on a 40 hole hub which needs only 2 different spoke lengths, and a 20 spoke wheel on a 36 hole hub, which required 5 different spoke lengths.
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Your right it is 24, not 28. My Birdy has a 36 hole hub and a 24 hole rim.
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After some price comparing and ebay shopping I have solved my problem for a total of $250 CDN. I found a higher end Avenir with a 6 speed casette that takes standard shimano parts, has an alloy frame and better brakes but is identical in just about every other way. So instead of 8 speeds I have 6 and my daughter has inhereted a new bike. Maybe I'll throw an AW3 on it for her, much easier to find locally and much cheaper.
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