internal geared hub????? sturmey AW

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Ksw, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Ksw

    Ksw New Member

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    I have an 1971 sturmey archer AW 3 speed hub w/o coaster brake.

    Does anybody know how well this hub does on a motorized bike?

    It be helpful to know before I rebuild the wheel and buy the cable and shifter.
    I've been looking everywhere for some info...hoping somebody knows.

    Thanks Kev
     
  2. Waspswatter

    Waspswatter New Member

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    I don't have any personal info, but I was planning to build a bike with a 3 speed internal hub and jackshaft, (since the jackshaft manufacturer says it will work). I'd contact "sick bike parts" and see what they say.
     
  3. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    I've heard that the 3-speeds have an unfortunate tendency to disintegrate on MB's. They just can't handle the sustained speeds. I know Roland from Spooky Tooth blew one up at the Death race this year although that was under race conditions.
     
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    Is Roland a member here? I'd like to hear his opinion on this. Frankly, nothing is going to last forever, but race conditions usually make a big difference.


    dnut
     
  5. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Roland is a member here but is usually so busy he very rarely logs on.
     

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