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Old 11-24-09, 08:41 PM
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new 3 speed hubs without coaster brake?

I have a Shimano 333 on an old Columbia and I was looking at the Shimano Nexus 3 Hub as a possible next step.
Thing is It seems to have a coaster brake and I like back pedaling way too much to give it up.
For future reference is there a new 3 speed hub without a coaster brake or can you alter it.
I haven't checked Sturmey Archer yet so maybe that's an option?
I don't wanna pay a lot.

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Sturmey archers can be had for 35-45 bucks used, I have not looked at new prices since they never wear out
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I paid $53 for a new Sturmey Archer SRF3, It has an aluminum shell and it comes with all of the hardware, including a shifter.

I got it from aebike.com.
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What is wrong with the 333 that you already have?
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Despite not listing it on their web site, Shimano does make a 3-speed w/o coaster and it's spec'd on a lot of new bikes in the N.A. market, but I don't know where to buy one retail. A bike shop should be able to source one through their repair/logistics chain.

Sturmey and SRAM offer many models of three-speeds sans coasters as well. Sturmey has the best selection of shifters: classic triggers, modern triggers, twist grip shifters, RapidFire-style shifters and
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Might be more than you're willing to spend but...
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these guy have the Shimano 3 speed hub with center lock disc brake listed, maybe they can get you the regular version with no brake:
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I believe that all 3 major manufacturers (Sturmey, Shimano, and SRAM) all make a 3 speed hub without the coaster brake. I would get a new Sturmey over the older ones, not that much more and you can get them with all the necessary parts to install. Also the new SA hub will work with the old style trigger shifter, but not so with the Shimano or SRAM to the best of my knowledge. Also the new SA does not have the "neutral" issue like the older ones do. I don't find that a problem, but some might.

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I just installed a SA 3-spd hub on my new~old 3-spd PUCH. It was a brand-new one without coaster-brake. AW model. With no more 'neutral' gear, it installed and was adjusted just fine on the first try. These things are fun! I'm looking forward to finding more frames worthy of building up into good 3-speeds and selling them at an affordable price to folks in need of a solid commuter and transport bike.
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