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Old 02-17-11, 06:35 AM
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Complications trying to swap the internals in the shells? It's no more money to unlace the three speed hub and lace the five speed back in (reuse the spokes).

Sturmey-Archer five speeds through the years:
S5: 1966-1976 225% overall. LH bellcrank
S5-1: 1977-1981 Twin indicator
S5-2: 1981-1990
5 StAr: 1991-1992 First NIG mechanism. Arguably the worst hub S-A ever released.
Sprinter: 1993-1999 First single cable design.
Summit: 1999-2008 Ball Locking. Last British designed 5-speed.
W: 2009- First Taiwan designed 5-speed 256% overall.

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