[CR]Reassembly of S/A hubs...

Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 19:10:35 -0500
From: Harvey M Sachs <sachshm@cox.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, captbike <captbike@sheldonbrown.com>, Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>, ABikie <ABikie@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Reassembly of S/A hubs...

At Cirque last year, I disassembled my ASC hub, to check condition of the innards with Hilary Stone, and to let people see what's inside the unit.

For the first time (and we were rushed) I had trouble getting the right hand ball cup to thread into the alloy shell. No, we had not marked a spoke, because after all, we're both good... :-(

Now that it's winter, it's time to get that wheel back together; it is great for winter riding. So, I looked at it the other night. I noticed that the shell's female threads have two threads wrapping, but they start together. On the other hand, the ball cup has two sets of threads, but they seem offset by about 60 degrees. Am I going nuts (not blind, I checked the ball cup threads by fingernail), or is there a gimme on this?

Any thoughts on what's wrong, Sturmey People (of whom only a handful still exist, even counting me, an imposter).


harvey sachs
mcLean va