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Old 07-04-06, 12:17 AM
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1973 Sturmey-Archer Hub Blow-Outs

Ok. So. I took apart my girls Raleigh 3-Speed Sport wire to change it's levers on the handlebars & replace it with a nice, sexy, new one. That was done - to the best of my abilities. Now. Regarding the reattachment of the wire I'm lost... I think I lost a part since I took it apart a few months ago (she crashed and has a screwed knee - not on this bike, though)

But I would like a Blow-Out Diagram to follow. I can read Sheldon Browns info over and over again, but not get it, ad I'm a very visual/hands on person. If anyone has one, I'd be VERY greatful - as I can find none on Google.

We're moving in together (technically now) and I would like to finish what we started together as a project for our fourth or fifth month anniversay as a move in surprise. Although, it's not much a surprise, as I asked her if I could complete it due to our imminent move.

Thank you all! You're all so very helpful and I appreciate any and all input

EDIT: I'll take shots of what I've done so far if you need it to better diagnose my shortsighted problem
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handlebar mounted 3 speed lever? The indexed one?

The ones I've worked on have a fairly standard cable with no ends on it - a small steel end cap is used to hole the cable into the shifter and the toggle chain threaded thingamie. I replaced the hub end one with a pinch bolt to make things easier.

on second thoughts, perhaps your pics would be helpful.

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Old 07-04-06, 09:39 AM
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Just about any older bike shop should have the part missing
and be able to explain how to install. S-A 3 speeds were very
common.
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Surf this site. Should find what you need

http://www.hadland.me.uk/gear.html
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Do you already have a replacement cable?
Are you using a standard Sturmey-Archer 3-speed trigger?
The cable should be crimped at the end that goes in the trigger.
The other end may have a barrel on it, or may have an attachable barrel.
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Thank you all! I found out what the problem was with the hub, I lost a screw that was on the end of the pin for the hub. But I found another one, which was a relief. But now, are there any sites that show how to index three speeds properly.

Or maybe any of you know some mechanic manuals for 'em? That would be the very best, actually. Thanks again!!

EDIT: And yes, I do have a proper replacement cable
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http://sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html#sturmey
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It's easy to adjust the 3-speed cable:

1) put the thumb shifter in 3rd gear
2) adjust the barrel (near the hub) tightenting just enough to take the slack out of the cable.
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unfortunately that approach doesn't work for my SW model - but I suspect that's the hub's fault, not the instructions' fault

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Originally Posted by tomacropod
unfortunately that approach doesn't work for my SW model - but I suspect that's the hub's fault, not the instructions' fault

- Joel
Adjustment instructions for all the models are available at Tony Hadland's site offered earlier: http://www.hadland.me.uk/gear.html. For most hubs, go to the 1956 Master Catalogue link: http://www.hadland.me.uk/samaintind.htm and click on "Fitting and Adjustment" to download the pdf. The SW has its own dedicated site: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/%7Ebdhayes/sa/sw.htm

From the '56 catalogue I learned that to adjust an FW or FM, you put it in 2nd and tighten or loosen the barrel adjustor so that the left-hand indicator rod is just peeking out of the axle. Worked like a charm.

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