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Old 07-22-13, 09:38 AM
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Sturmey Archery S2 Test Ride

Hello—Im VERY interested in converting my single speed to a 2 speed. But I wish I could test drive the Sturmey Archery S2. I'm located near philly, and if anyone has one that they would let me test drive, it would be greatly appreciated!

OR if you have any love or hate stories about them, those are helpful too.

thanks!
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No bow and arrow involved.. Archer , not archery..

https://www.sturmey-archer.com/produc...d/7/id/57.html

Overall Range - 138%
Gear 1 - 100% Direct Drive
Gear 2 - 138% (+)38% (Gear 1 + 38%)

you work out the size of gear 1 with the combination ratio of the hub cog and chainring size.


Gear 2 is a little taller than the 3rd gear on my 3 speed.. 133% versus the stated 138%

I tried it in a sun spider Fat Bike, geared low, as 1st is the start off gear,
then a little back pedal gets it into the rolling down the street gear.

Sun Spiders sold well, people ride them on the beach,

carry the clam gear to dig them clams up when the season is going.

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I have an S2C you are welcome to test ride, but I'm a day's drive away from you. I like it for just pootling down to the lake, or for a quick run to the grocery store. it does not get a lot of use, but It's been 100% reliable so far.
Only issue is a noisy coaster brake. It pings and pops, but it stops the bike, so it's all good.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
I have an S2C you are welcome to test ride, but I'm a day's drive away from you. I like it for just pootling down to the lake, or for a quick run to the grocery store. it does not get a lot of use, but It's been 100% reliable so far.
Only issue is a noisy coaster brake. It pings and pops, but it stops the bike, so it's all good.
Ha - thanks! but that's quite a hike. I've read a lot of mixed reviews, but more positive than negative. I currently have an aluminum single speed that i love. Use it for exercise mostly, but I could use the help on some of the hills in addition to gaining a little on the top end too would be plus.

My current gear set up is 46/20 and for the most part its great.
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the 2.3:1 gear , becomes a 3.1:1


etc.. drop to a 40:20 and high is 2,76:1
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No personal experience,but here's two reviews you might want to read:
https://mccraw.co.uk/sturmey-archer-s2c/
https://mccraw.co.uk/sram-automatix-review/
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
No bow and arrow involved.. Archer , not archery..
This coming from someone that uses the word break to discuss brakes that stop a bike...

Those that live in glass houses and such...
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
No personal experience,but here's two reviews you might want to read:
https://mccraw.co.uk/sturmey-archer-s2c/
https://mccraw.co.uk/sram-automatix-review/
Yeah, i've read these. Most of the reviews are that of the coaster brake version. So im being optimistic that the non-C version is better But there isnt much quality information on the s2. Before I do move forward with the install, im going to do a test ride. I found that the Torker K2b uses the S2C, so I'll be testing that out this weekend.

Anyone know if its possible to install the s2c and just remove the bake arm?
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