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    $315 might get you a second gear

    http://cgi.ebay.com/STURMEY-ARCHER-2...QQcmdZViewItem
    I'm sure I'd not pay that much for a second gear---but these hubs are rare---and the price is what they bring---sam

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    How do you lace these?

    There are 20 holes on drive side and 10 on the opposite side??

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    I don't really know why nobody else has jumped on this boat and made some new ones. I'd buy a 2-speed fixed hub updated with current tech. and materials.

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    maybe it didnt work that well, and thats why they dont make them anymore.

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    I think the degree of mechanical complexity combined with the extremely small potential audience would result in a hub that costs roughly eight squintillion dollars. Give or take.

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    Someone on FGG has an adapter which turns SRAM 3-speeds into 2-speed fixed hubs- replaces the pawls with a single machined piece. New Sram 3-speed are pretty cheap, so if the replacement part is reasonable, it could be an option.

    fatbat

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    Someone on FGG has an adapter which turns SRAM 3-speeds into 2-speed fixed hubs- replaces the pawls with a single machined piece. New Sram 3-speed are pretty cheap, so if the replacement part is reasonable, it could be an option.
    where can I get more info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarre20
    where can I get more info?
    FGG.

    or here:

    http://www.63xc.com/genng/bikesmith.htm

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    I should add that Bikecult(N.Y.?) does a conversion on the old Bendix manuel 2 speeds to make them fixed.Two Bendix manuel 2-speeds are on ebat at present --search under cycling,2 speed ,and you will find the bikes they are on.Or maybe keep and eye out at yard sales for them---sam

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    The SRAM hack is at:
    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/arti...amwebster1.pdf

    If anyone contacts mr webster, i'd be interested to hear how much he charges for the machined adapter.

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    Last edited by fatbat; 09-14-05 at 01:43 PM.

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    Damn...... we got one of those out of the local junkyard when I was a kid .... bikes built out of parts, and the other kids always got the best ones ..... we often ended up with brakeless freewheel bikes, stop by crashing into a hedge lol.

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