[CR]FW triggers; multi-speed fixed-gear hubs

(Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse)

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 20:14:45 -0400
From: "Russ Fitzgerald" <velocio@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]FW triggers; multi-speed fixed-gear hubs

Okay, back to bike stuff, and an especial appeal to our brethren across the pond -

First question - since there was a Sturmey-Archer "3 or 4" speed trigger, can one modify a standard 3-speed trigger to operate the FW/FM/FC series 4-speed hubs? I don't see anything in the online information from Tony Hadland, Sheldon and others - any ideas?

Second - there's a good bit of information out there about the Sturmey-Archer ASC 3-speed fixed-gear hub. I note that Brother Hilary S. currently has a Sturmey-Archer TF 2-speed fixed hub. A while back, we had a brief discussion of the BSA DP, a 2-speed hubgear that allowed on-the-fly switching from fixed to freewheel mode.

Is that it for production, factory-original multi-speed fixed gearhubs?

I'll leave aside the possibly OT conversions of AW and other SA hubs, and the Bendix conversions being done (by Bikesmith? Correct me if I'm wrong ...)

Russ Fitzgerald
Greenwood, SC