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How to install Sturmey Archer cog/snap ring?

Old 03-14-09, 09:48 AM
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How to install Sturmey Archer cog/snap ring?

I have a new SA 5-speed hub. The cog is supposed to be held in place by a snap ring, but I can't figure out how to get the ring in place. What's the right way to install it?
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put the cog onto the hub then start the snap ring in place and if needed use a flat head screwdriver to finish the job. the snap ring will sit in the grove of the hub.
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Sometimes easier with two screwdrivers so you can push on opposite points on the ring to keep the one side from trying to rise as you push on the other.

The SRAM parts list shows a special two part tool for lockring installation as available but I have never needed any such tool.
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Lay the lockring over the hub. Starting at the split, insert one side of the split ring into the groove, then keep moving around the ring, inserting it into the groove until you get to the other end of the split. No tools needed, just finger pressure, maybe a rag at the end if its really tight.
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Yes, you can install the ring without tools, but it is truly much easier with a small (jewelers) flathead screwdriver. Once you install/remove snaprings this way, you'll never go back.
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