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Sturmey Archer LH Dome Nut?

Old 09-25-11, 10:54 AM
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Sturmey Archer LH Dome Nut?

Working on getting my fiancee's 650b conversion setup. Rear wheel has a Sturmey Archer S-RF3. Everything went on pretty smoothly except I have this dome nut for the left hand rear axle. The thing is this dome nut is not threaded. How the heck are you supposed to install it?
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Old 09-25-11, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Hazen View Post
Working on getting my fiancee's 650b conversion setup. Rear wheel has a Sturmey Archer S-RF3. Everything went on pretty smoothly except I have this dome nut for the left hand rear axle. The thing is this dome nut is not threaded. How the heck are you supposed to install it?
Mistakes happen. Buy a new one. I saw a nut which had not been threaded recently. I think Harriscyclery.net has Sturmey Archer parts.
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Old 09-25-11, 11:21 AM
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If it's new, I'd contact SA and tell them about it. They'll likely just send you one. I've heard that they have pretty good customer service and know they respond pretty quickly to emails based on personal experience.
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Old 09-25-11, 11:28 AM
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Yeah, it is brand new. That's what I was afraid of is that it just didn't get threaded. Not a show ender just annoying. I'll get with S-A and see what they say.
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Old 02-02-21, 09:39 PM
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Resurrecting this thread to say this just happened to me as well. Incredibly annoying, since I was really second-guessing myself as to whether I was installing it wrong. If it weren't for this thread, I would have thought I was making some installation error. Mine was the S-RF3, black, 32H from Handsome Cycles. It seems this manufacturing issue has been a problem for at least 10 years!
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Old 02-03-21, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DanBikeFan View Post
Resurrecting this thread to say this just happened to me as well. Incredibly annoying, since I was really second-guessing myself as to whether I was installing it wrong. If it weren't for this thread, I would have thought I was making some installation error. Mine was the S-RF3, black, 32H from Handsome Cycles. It seems this manufacturing issue has been a problem for at least 10 years!
I wouldn't call two known cases in 10 years a manufacturing problem. I occasionally find Sapim nipples which I get in bags of 1,000 pieces that didn't have the hole drilled through. I've probably seen less than a half dozen of them over a number of years, but I just file that under things happen.
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Old 02-03-21, 07:30 AM
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Just hammer it on and forget about it. /s
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Just hammer it on and forget about it. /s
and use some Loctite!

Once I bought a threaded bolt that refused to take its nut. I double checked thread pitch and diameter, which were ok. Finally I tried following the threads with my fingernail only to find that they were not ramped. In other words, I had the bolt equivalent of a ring-shank nail.
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