Re: [CR]Sturmey Archer


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 22:23:09 -0500
To: Mitch Harris <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
From: Mark Stonich <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Sturmey Archer
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At 8/3/2005 07:37 PM -0600, Mitch Harris wrote:
>So Mark and Greg, what is the lowest gear you use with a SA 5 speed?

On my Raleigh based recumbent with it's 20" rear wheel 44t chainring and 20T cog the range is 29" to 66" With larger wheeled bikes I make rear cogs up to 26t by modifying Shimano cassette cogs. None of my SAs have high gears higher than 70".

But 70" is also the top gear on my fastest recumbent. I like short cranks on my bents, and I can twirl a pair of 148s around rather smartly.

The Raleigh based recumbent, http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/SideView2.jpg uses about 90% Raleigh parts. Frame is a '64 Ladies Sport with just 3 tubes and a BB added. 16 and 20 inch wheels and fenders are from a Raleigh built1970 Moulton and a 1973 Raleigh "Twenty".

It is needed so that I can do longer rides with our local British bike group. Arthritis and fibromyalgia in my hands, wrists and shoulders limits my range on an upright bike to about 15 miles.

Mark Stonich;
    Minneapolis Minnesota
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