At 7:30 PM -0400 9/21/05, Phil Sieg wrote:
>SA seems to be a popular topic of late. This may be a dumb
>question, but is it possible to use another shifter with an AW or
>FW rear hub? Specifically, I have a Cyclo 3sp DT shifter (that
>mates with the appropriate RD). I would like to use it with a SA
>The frame for which it is intended has a DT boss for the Cyclo and I
>think aesthetically it has it all over the SA trigger jobs. But is
>this just asking for trouble or can it be rigged? TIA.
I ran my Sturmey-Archer ASC hub with a Cyclo down-tube shifter for quite a few years, no problems with it.
For an FW you would need to crank down the friction pretty hard onacountta the extra spring. I don't think I'd recommend that, though I haven't actually tried it.
If you really want to use an FM this way, best to locate an S-5 bellcrank and convert it to 5-speed/dual cable operation.
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