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Old 08-25-10, 06:14 AM
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Flat on a 3 Speed

(Also posted in Bicycle Mechanics forum, but figured it couldn't hurt to post here as well):

Please forgive this very basic question, but I've searched the forums and searched the interwebs (yes, Sheldon too) and I cannot seem to find a basic video/illustration on how to remove the rear wheel from a 3-speed bike. Yesterday I got my first flat on the rear wheel (relatively new to riding here). My bike has the Sturmey Archer S-RF3 hub (the modern equivalent of the AW, I'm led to believe). I have read some explanations, but I'm a very visual person, and seeing it done would be a much greater help to me than reading about how to do it. Does anyone know of any good visual demonstrations of how to remove a rear wheel with a Sturmey 3-speed hub?

Many thanks!
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Old 08-25-10, 07:02 AM
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I don't know of any videos, but have you ever taken a wheel off of a non-3 speed bike before? It's exactly the same with one added step. Disconnect the shift cable coming out of the right side nut.

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I would suggest to not move the knurled lockring any more than you have to. hen you can use it as a guide when reattaching the cable.
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Old 08-25-10, 07:14 AM
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A good site to save;

http://www.sciencemonster.net/machin...ook/index.html
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Old 08-25-10, 07:15 AM
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Re:Flammenwurfer:

Thanks for your reply. The part that I'm confused about is how to disconnect the shift cable. Is it just a matter of loosening the hex nut that is clamping it down, then figuring about where it was clamped before when I reinstall the wheel? Or do I need to do something with the the threaded rod to the left of the hex nut (the part the arrow is pointing to in your picture)?

I feel like a total dunce not being able to figure this out. Thanks a ton for your help.
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The threaded rod I pointed to in the picture is the part you need to unscrew. The little locknut with a larger diameter to the left needs to stay in place. When you put the wheel back on you will screw the threaded rod back down tight to the locknut and hopefully it will shift fine. But most likely you will have to make an adjustment or two to get it shifting correctly again.
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