Whooooo Hooooo is right! Seek and Ye Shall Receive. Thank you Raoul. And I have struck out on both the U.S. and U.K. Amazon looking for Hadland's book. The ASC is going on my Viking Path Racer. The FM is going on my '79 Holdsworth Mistral until I can find a late 50's/early 60's Viking Severn Valley. There was one on ebay a few months back and I missed it. Darn.
Craig Montgomery Tucson
> Whooooo Hooooo !!
> Both an ASC and and FM !!
> Lucky You !!
> Congratulations !!
> About the sprocket question , funny you should ask . I read this
> paragraph only yesterday . So , I knew just where to find it !
> ( and if you have those wonderful hubs , you should think about buying
> a copy of this book ! try Amazon.com , or try the U.K. / Great Britain
> branch of Amazon.com , or try http://www.hadland.net )
> From the book , "The Sturmey Archer Story" , by Tony Hadland , first
> published December 1987 - page 124 :
> " A Change Of Sprockets
> Sturmey-Archer announced that, from 1951, all hub gear sprockets would be
> of the present three-lugged type. It replaced the hitherto standard
> threaded sprockets and also the 'club' type twelve-lugged sprockets. The
> three-lugged type is today used by other hub gear and coaster manufacturers
> such as Fichtel & Sachs and Shimano.
> It seems that it took some time for the new style sprockets to reach the
> trade ; the 1952 Brown Brothers Catalogue stated that none were yet
> At first the new sprockets were supplied only in sizes from 14 to 20
> inclusive. However the 14 and 15 tooth sprockets could not be used with the
> AW, AB / ABC or FW if a 1 1/2 inch ( 38 mm ) chainline was required.
> To achieve this it was necessary to fit a different ball ring, ball cage and
> dust cover ; otherwise the chain would foul the dust cover. "
> And may I add , it's a very handy book to have around !
> Raoul Delmare
> Marysville Kansas