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Which bike manufacturers used the Sachs/SRAM 3x7 internal gear hub here in the US?

Old 06-02-22, 12:57 PM
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Which bike manufacturers used the Sachs/SRAM 3x7 internal gear hub here in the US?

I own and have owned a few BikeE and a German DF bike with the old Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 drive train since the early 90s. This is the internal 3 speed gear with the 7 speed derailleur. Basically the predecessor of the later SRAM Dual drive.
Pics attached. The one with the black plastic ring is the last Gen of the SRAM Spectro 3x7. The "perforated" hub is the first gen Sachs 3x7. They were made from the early 90s to around 2000.
I actually do love these hubs. They are almost bullet proof but parts can fail. Unfortunately spare parts such as the indicator chain or clutch parts are mostly no longer available. So am always looking for either cheap hubs or even complete cheap bikes for parts such as this hub.
I know BikeE has used them on their recumbent bikes here in the US. Does anyone know if and and yes which manufacturer may have used these hubs in the 90s besides BikeE here in the US? Thanks.

Later model of the SRAM Spectro 3x7:

First gen model of the Sachs 3x7:
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