Sturmey Archer Fixed Hub

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daddig
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Sturmey Archer Fixed Hub

Postby daddig » 20 Jan 2013, 10:20pm

How reliable are they does anyone know? I use fixed as touring bike for most of my tours, though we are planning on going to India for three months in November. So is it reliable enough?
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paragonman
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Re: Sturmey Archer Fixed Hub

Postby paragonman » 21 Jan 2013, 8:59am

I'm happy with my s3x , done about 1800 klms in the last 15 months, no problems,
I am however thinking about pulling it apart, cleaning it and regreasing it,
the only downside I think is the drag in bottom gear. the chain lash on back pedalling
does'nt bother me as I always use the brakes slowing down.

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Re: Sturmey Archer Fixed Hub

Postby daddig » 21 Jan 2013, 11:05am

Sounds good, I use my brakes just like you. How complicated is stripping the hub down? Any special tools needed?
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Re: Sturmey Archer Fixed Hub

Postby paragonman » 21 Jan 2013, 7:12pm

no idea, rogerzilla on the YACF forum has done it and has posted how to do it.