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by Rob_J
9 Jul 2019, 6:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.

In the end I bought an RS-RF3 and installed that as a replacement to the SRF5(W). I wanted to get the bicycle usable again quickly and thought I would try out a rotary-shifting version. It came with a thumb-shifter, which has worked perfectly, so far. Well, that RS-RF3 worked perfectly for about th...
by Rob_J
8 May 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.

If the high gear drive pawls are damaged, then gear 3 ought to be lost as well. Loss of gear 4/5 only is more suggestive that the sliding clutch isn't engaging correctly with the planet cage, or perhaps that the sun locking keys are not moving as they should. Thank you for those tips. In the end I ...
by Rob_J
22 Mar 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.

Thank you for the excellent posts, Brucey. I have been using an SRF5(W) for a couple of years when it suddenly lost gears 4 and 5. This happens after braking heavily at a T-junction to allow a motorist to clear the junction. The motorist politely stopped and beckoned me on, resulting in me applying ...