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Old 02-25-10, 06:10 AM
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Advice on Sturmley Archer Wheel

I have a vintage dutch ladies bike but the rear wheel is slightly buckled.
I took it to a local bike shop and they said it was too warped to fix.
The hub appears to be fine but I wanted to know the cheapest way to get it sorted.
Pay for the hub to be placed in a new rim with spokes or go the whole hog and get whole new rear wheel.

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Old 02-25-10, 06:51 AM
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Well, just quoting local prices (realizing that being in Bristol, it'd be different for you, I can buy a new Sturmey Archer 3 speed for $120 and have the wheel built for $40 more, or I can have the hub prepped and cut out for $10 and spend $40 building the wheel.

If there isn't anything wrong with your old hub, i'd go with that. Besides, I like the feel of an old worn in Sturmey 3.
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Watch Ebay for a new rim and swap it over yourself. There's a couple of threads on the forum here about how to do it. It's easier than you think, and a great learning experience. If it comes out all wonky you can go to the LBS then and have them true it.
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New rim. If you are lucky you can get one the same size and reuse the old hub and spokes, if not so lucky at least reuse the old hub.

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Originally Posted by mickey85
Well, just quoting local prices (realizing that being in Bristol, it'd be different for you, I can buy a new Sturmey Archer 3 speed for $120 and have the wheel built for $40 more, or I can have the hub prepped and cut out for $10 and spend $40 building the wheel.

If there isn't anything wrong with your old hub, i'd go with that. Besides, I like the feel of an old worn in Sturmey 3.
You're paying too much!
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