Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Sturmey Archer's 8 speed
- Hi Ian!
I knew that anniversary Moulton 50 (aka stainless Bridgestone Moulton) had
I fitted Alfine 11 to my TSR8 two years ago after visiting Fudges cycle
store in London. I told shopkeeper my idea of changing Sturmey 8 to a
Rohloff and he said "dont be stupid, get an Alfine for half the price and
mount it without any modifications to cable route (as Rohloff has two cables
instead of one and they're at the opposite side)"
so I followed his advice and got myself that hub from german ebay after
returning home. It was less than 300 Eur for it new and all extra bits and
pieces (switcher, cables and "small parts" which are screws, required type
of spacers and switching mechanic that goes onto hub). OEM prices for cycle
manufacturers must be even lower, because I've seen some new bikes equipped
with that hub that go almost for a retail price of the hub (500 Eur).
Now as you said that Moulton are about to use this hub for TSR, I think it's
very welcome, because Sturmey for that kind of bike was somewhat a very
"budget" choice. There's already custom TSR being offered:
I guess that default Shimano's chainring that they use makes gearing too
low. I bought a 55T chainring for myself and now it's really enough :)