Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sturmey Archer S - RF3 part two

Once the wheel was built I fitted it into the Fuji Feather CX and with the aid of some washers was able to get the OLD to 130mm so it was a perfect fit for the drop outs. The shifter is Sturmey Archers new 3 speed bar end model and makes installation very easy by running the gear cable along the down tube and under the BB to a frame clamp cable stop and then onto the cable adjuster. Nice and simple and it works really well. From 1st glance it still looks like a single speed cross bike but now has a better range of gearing . Pictured in this post are a few views on the completed bike with it's 3 speed hub






2 comments:

llewellyn said...

A nice bit of work, my compliments.

Don Speden said...

Thanks llewellyn

It was good fun to finally build up a new 3 speed Sturmey Archer wheel and the new owner really loves it. Hopefully I'll get the chance to build a few more in the future.