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

Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:27:13 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Reassembly of S/A hubs...
From: Brandon Ives <>
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cc: Classic Rendezvous <>

Hey count Mitzi and I in as S-A dorks screw all those fancy "changers." As far as the double thread thing goes I may be able to help. The trick is to get the threads really clean first, then well lubed, then turn things backwards until they kind of thunk-down from the tips of the threads overlapping. Now just turn in the correct direction and hope. If everything is clean and lubed you should be able thread things in at least a turn and a half by hand. If you can do that you're in, if not start turning backwards again. The double thread thing is a pain and takes practice. good luck, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives holding S-A overhaul seminar every Thursday for the young wrenches at work in Vancouver, B.C.

On Tuesday, Nov 29, 2005, at 16:10 US/Pacific, Harvey M Sachs wrote:
> 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).