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Question about rear hub on 1954 Raleigh Sports, Sturmey Archer AG.

Old 03-01-10, 07:56 PM
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Question about rear hub on 1954 Raleigh Sports, Sturmey Archer AG.

I have a newly acquired 1954, after taking my rear wheel off and giving it a spin I noticed that the wheel didn't spin as freely as I thought it would. It seemed to stick or give a little resistance every few degrees. Is this normal or is something wrong?

I would like to changed the rear sprocket, but the bike has a fully enclosed chain case. How big of a sprocket can I put on without hitting chain case?

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maybe the pawls are a bit sticky, or the hub is too tight. Having the hub too tight would be my #1 pick for the cause.
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If the hub is an AG, you are feeling the magnet poles passing over the hub armature. Normal.

You might shoehorn a 22t in a full chaincase but a 21 will be happy.
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Originally Posted by bikamper View Post
If the hub is an AG, you are feeling the magnet poles passing over the hub armature. Normal.

You might shoehorn a 22t in a full chaincase but a 21 will be happy.
Yup. A quick check to see if the cones are adjusted properly, is to try to move the wheel side to side while it is bolted on the bike. If there is a bit of movement at the rim it is set up about right.

I have 1 operating bike with an AG hub and love it, I also have another couple of AG hubs as well as an FG that is going to get converted to a 5 speed.

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Originally Posted by bikamper View Post
If the hub is an AG, you are feeling the magnet poles passing over the hub armature. Normal.

You might shoehorn a 22t in a full chaincase but a 21 will be happy.
Yup again.
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Thanks for the help everyone. I will try to get a 21t soon, too bad it seems like an odd size; I find 20t and 22t everywhere.
If there is no play on the hub, how do I adjust it?
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Then go with the 20 tooth. You'll be fine.
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Thanks for the help everyone. I will try to get a 21t soon, too bad it seems like an odd size; I find 20t and 22t everywhere.
If there is no play on the hub, how do I adjust it?
Loosen the left hand lock nut, loosen the left hand cone a bit, tighten the locknut down.
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Loosen the left hand lock nut, loosen the left hand cone a bit, tighten the locknut down.

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Just gave the hub a little tug, no play at all. Thing is tighter than a drum.
Will loosen it up and see what happens.
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Another happy multiple AG user here too...

I have an FG as well, and I was thinking of converting it to a 5 speed too. I have an S5-2 (with 2 toggle chains). How are you converting it to a 5 speed? Inquring minds want to know :-)! If you could post pictures/videos/instructions, that'd be awesome!

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Yup. A quick check to see if the cones are adjusted properly, is to try to move the wheel side to side while it is bolted on the bike. If there is a bit of movement at the rim it is set up about right.

I have 1 operating bike with an AG hub and love it, I also have another couple of AG hubs as well as an FG that is going to get converted to a 5 speed.

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Forgot this link before: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer/ag.html
and: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-...coneadjustment
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Another happy multiple AG user here too...

I have an FG as well, and I was thinking of converting it to a 5 speed too. I have an S5-2 (with 2 toggle chains). How are you converting it to a 5 speed? Inquring minds want to know :-)! If you could post pictures/videos/instructions, that'd be awesome!
I am not doing the conversion I am sending it to MnHPVA Guy and let him do it for me. From what I gather it is fairly straight forward, but there are a couple of tricky steps. I have no problem with stripping down an AW/AG hub.

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