Sturmey archer dating

sturmey archer dating

How old is my Sturmey Archer hub?

Membership registration is currently free. Your Sturmey Archer hub can offer a good way to decide on the age of your bicycle. You can find the hub date displayed clearly on many hubs. Early hubs are more difficult to date accurately. I have compiled the information below from hubs that I have actually seen either in person or from a clear picture.

Who is Sturmey-Archer?

Sturmey-Archer was one of two major manufacturers of internal-gear hubs in the early and mid 20th century. (Fichtel & Sachs in Germany was the other.

What does Aw stand for on a Sturmey Archer?

The model name, AW, actually stands for Type A, Wide-Ratio but legend also expands it to always works. In the mid- and late 20th century, however, Sturmey-Archer introduced new hubs which were not as reliable, sometimes because of the internal design and sometimes because of the shifters.

Why are Sturmey-Archer hubs so bad?

In the mid- and late 20th century, however, Sturmey-Archer introduced new hubs which were not as reliable, sometimes because of the internal design and sometimes because of the shifters. Quality issues also began to creep in.

How to date a Sturmey Archer hub?

The most comprehensive guide to dating your Sturmey Archer hub Many hub gears are simple to date, others are more difficult. The date information inside will help you to date your hub and your bike with more certainty. You will also learn how to tell the age of a bicycle from a photo or when you cant read any date information on a hub.

What is the outside diameter of a Sturmey-Archer axle?

Axles of almost all Sturmey-Archer internal-gear hubs except some with rotary shifting have a 13/32 (10.3mm) outside diameter, and so the same washers will fit any of these hubs -- but different installations require different washers.

Who is Sturmey-Archer?

Sturmey-Archer was one of two major manufacturers of internal-gear hubs in the early and mid 20th century. (Fichtel & Sachs in Germany was the other.

Why are Sturmey-Archer hubs so bad?

In the mid- and late 20th century, however, Sturmey-Archer introduced new hubs which were not as reliable, sometimes because of the internal design and sometimes because of the shifters. Quality issues also began to creep in.

Why is my Sturmey Archer hub not working?

Cable Adjustment By far the most common source of problems for Sturmey Archer hubs is the shift cable adjustment. There’s nothing in the hub itself that ‘clicks’ in to place at any particular gear, that job is left to the actual shifter itself. This means that the adjustment of the shift cable is CRITICAL for proper operation of the hub.

What is the history of the Sturmey Archer internal gear hub?

Sturmey-Archer History. Sturmey-Archer was one of two major manufacturers of internal-gear hubs in the early and mid 20th century. (Fichtel & Sachs in Germany was the other. Shimano has mad internal-gear hubs since 1957.) The Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub, by far the most popular one, was durable and, easy to maintain and rebuild.

What does aw mean on a Sturmey Archer hub?

The Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub, by far the most popular one, was durable and, easy to maintain and rebuild. The model name, AW, actually stands for Type A, Wide-Ratio but legend also expands it to always works.

What kind of spindles do Sturmey Archer hubs have?

1940s-1950s four-speed Sturmey-Archer hubs have a special two-part indicator spindle. The axle of these hubs is hollow at both ends. Some five-speeds have a second indicator spindle on the left side. The axle of these hubs also is hollow at both ends.

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