what is this

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  1. invader-zim

    invader-zim New Member

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    this is on one of my bikes and i dont know what it is

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  2. cityevader

    cityevader New Member

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    Wild guess, as i've never actually seen one... but based on hub diameter, and single sprocket, is that a rear hub with multiple gears built into it? A 3-speed maybe? What happens when you actually try to use it? I assume you've actually tried riding it and flipping the lever to see what would happen?
     
  3. invader-zim

    invader-zim New Member

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    bike doesn't ride
    but if so them bad ass
    this is going on the bamboo bike and would be cool
     
  4. Dave31

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    That would be my guess, I have never seen anything like that before and I have never heard of gears in the hub. But that's all that come's to mind.

    Maybe thier is a wind-up spring in there and that is to release the tension to give you an extra boost. rotfl
     
  5. invader-zim

    invader-zim New Member

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    wanna race
    boing! :woosh:
     
  6. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Yes! it is a multi-speed hub. Coool :D Now that I know they have them I want one.

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    Oh! by the way, I will race anbody anywhere anytime on anything!! rotfl
     
  8. invader-zim

    invader-zim New Member

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    ill drag ya on my motorcycle but i gotta warn ya 0-60 in 4.2
     
  9. invader-zim

    invader-zim New Member

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    COOL
    im happy i got one
     
  10. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yep a three speed hub underdrive, 1to1 and overdrive. I have had several.
     
  11. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    The clown bike started life as one of those. The gears worked perfectly but the wheels were so narrow that it tossed my fat butt all over the road, so I switched them. I still have the wheels and hubs laying around.
     
  12. Ritchie

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    Yup, I had several of those 3 speed hubs on my Raleigh Grifters and Choppers. I still have a rear wheel from a Grifter somewhere.........
     
  13. nogoodnic

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    Yes, it is a Sturmey Archer 3-speed. They are great hubs, very durable and have literaly been around for a hundred years. If you clean up your hub housing, you should be able to see numbers stamped on the hub that will tell you the year that it was made. Looks like you'll need a new shifter, you can order them through any LBS. Nice find...Kelly
     
  14. Ritchie

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    I remember all mine had "neutral" halfway between 2nd and 3rd, pointless, buy hey, I was only 10!
     
  15. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I've got one on a bike (engineless...sad I know) now, it's bullet proof. I was doing "burnouts" and broke my crank, but not the Sturmey Archer!
     

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