Tag Archives: Sturmey-Archer

Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles

John has compiled an article with dimensions of most kinds of Sturmey-Archer indicator spindle — the little rod and chain which the shifter cable pulls to shift the gears inside the hub. There are over a dozen different indicator spindles, … Continue reading

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Five-Speed Hub Gears

Article about 4- and 5-speed Sturmey-Archer hubs kindly shared by John Forester and now on sheldonbrown.com. This dips into the history of the hubs and suggests several useful modifications also applicable to other hubs.

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Sturmey-Archer anti-rotation washers

Major addition to our article with general technical information about Sturmey-Archer internal-gear hubs — the different types of anti-rotation washers. It matters which ones you use!

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Updates to Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hub page

Major updates to the page on Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hubs, mostly concerning the hubs sold from 1991 through 2009.

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Sutherland’s Handbook of Coaster Brake and Internally-Geared Hubs

Sutherland’s handbook of Coaster Brake and Internally-Geared Hubs is now online on this site. Many thanks to Howard Sutherland for permission to post this! The site now covers just about any of these hubs which you might ever have to … Continue reading

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Expanded coaster-brake coverage

Coverage of coaster brakes on sheldonbrown.com has been greatly expanded, now including all the most common models, old and new.

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Internal gear theory

John has posted his article on internal-gear hub theory, history and some practical advice. This article describes the internal workings of all the newest hubs including those with compound and multi-stage gearing.

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John Allen’s updates to the site 12/2010-3/2011

March 13-22-25 headsets.html – major updates including instructions on adjustment of threaded headsets; added exploded diagrams; resized photos and added a photo of a “brinelled” bearing race. More to come — photos of disassembly/reassembly. March 12 velos.html — added comments … Continue reading

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