SA AWC in 40h?
- Does anybody know if the Sturmey Archer AWC hub (3 speed coaster
brake) ever came in a 40 hole shell?
Finished up rebuilding a Raleigh Tourist and the brakes have left the
owners wife begging for the addition of a coaster brake. I guess in
response to the look on the owners face. Aieeeee.
Other suggestions are welcome but we'd like to keep it somewhat
contemporary and rea$onable.
- Rick wrote in part:
> Does anybody know if the Sturmey Archer AWC hub (3 speed coasterMy Sturmey reference doesn't show an AWC in 40 hole. The TCW and S3C both came in 40 hole versions. The S3C is better, but neither one was a great hub.
> brake) ever came in a 40 hole shell?
- Okay, next question. Can I swap the guts between an AW and a AWC?
I've done that with AW vs S5 before but the AWC has the coaster brake
ring on the left side. I'm guessing it threads in like the other end
caps. Is the shell the same in an AW vs AWC?
Any hints on removing the brake ring from the shell without ruining
it? The current AW is built up in a wheel so leverage on that will
be easy. A doner AWC may or might not be. I could spoke it up to get
leverage. But getting a grip on the brake ring is important. Did
anyone ever see any special tool for that? Outside of the factory?
Another option is a 36h rim for the Raleigh Tourist. 28".
At 10:06 PM 3/30/2010, prester_john_in_cathay wrote:
>Rick wrote in part:
> > Does anybody know if the Sturmey Archer AWC hub (3 speed coaster
> > brake) ever came in a 40 hole shell?
>My Sturmey reference doesn't show an AWC in 40 hole. The TCW and
>S3C both came in 40 hole versions. The S3C is better, but neither
>one was a great hub.
>Yahoo! Groups Links
- Rick wrote in part:
> Another option is a 36h rim forYellow jersey claims to have them:
> the Raleigh Tourist. 28".
Notrh Road imports modern Pashley roadsters which use 28", 36h rims and they might (should) have rims:
>Now that I wrote all this, are the AWC and AW post 1963? The leftWell, I'll have to check the dates. I don't have the hubs here
>bits are pressed on, not threaded.
now. Are you saying the newer, post 1963, hubs are pressed on? Is
that the case for all Sturmey Archer hubs? Is that when they stopped
putting the wrench flats on the left end of the AWs? Guess I never
noticed and that would explain why I couldn't unthread the left side
on some hubs :) I would think the coaster brake models would be less
prone to failure if the drum ring threaded on. Extended use of a
coaster brake would heat the drum ring and cause it to expand, making
it even tighter in the hub shell. I wonder if SA used heat on the
shell & cold on the left ends during assembly or just pressed them
together. No matter what model of hub (single speeds excepted) there
is pedaling torque going thru the left end to the shell. A press fit
just doesn't seem to be as reliable as a threaded fit.
Anyhow, just heard back from the bike owner, we may be going for plan
B, 36h hub & 36h rim. A Tourist isn't going suffer from having 4
fewer spokes vs having better brakes.