Re: [CR]Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub question

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 17:30:12 -0700
From: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub question

ive run cables to sturmeys both along the top tube/seatstay and down tube/chainstay... it works either way. but like sheldon mentions, the key is in reducing the friction in the system.on my work bike i run top tube cable routing, but with no pulley - ive got a little bit of cable housing to make the jump from just in front of my s&s coupling to just behind the seat tube on the seatstay... more friction than a pulley, but it works just fine. down tube under the bb routing should work just fine with an aw... the times ive put bikes together in that same configuration, ive never had a problem...

>It's S-A AW hub.
>Is there any functional difference between running the shift cable along the
>toptube and down the seatstay, vs down the down tube and along the chainstay?
>The donor was a mixte frame so dictated cable routing. I'm using this Raleigh
>as a model for a slightly more modern interpretation:
>It went along the toptube but my frame has a brazed-on top of bottom bracket
>cable guide. Would this BB cable guide with some cable liner be suitable vs
>the proper pulley?
>Pete Geurds
>Douglassville, PA

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