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Old 11-20-08, 01:28 AM
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The circlip is the same cog retention system as SA has used for a long time. Some SA hubs did use a thraded system as one of the members of the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group has one. Per an old parts catalog on the SA Heritage web site from about 1952 or so they also did a multi spline cog hub version pre WWII apparently as the cogs were still listed as available in the catalog. Looked to be 10 or 12 splines. I have never seen such SA hubs but they were made.

I have never had a problem with removing or damaging the circlips on my SRAM/Sachs gear hubs.

For those interested here is a link to the Yahoo group. Primarily gear hub support but also for all those interested in all types of non-derailleur gear trains.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/
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