[CR]RE: WTB Sturmey Archers hub, further elaboration

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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 14:56:13 -0800
From: "Bob Freitas" <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: WTB Sturmey Archers hub, further elaboration

Well guess all I know about SA hubs is that I used to assemble PHILLIPS bicycles at my Dads shop in the 60s($39.95) after a lot of counceling off list I probably need to expand on what I am looking for. My original thought was a later 5 speed hub of the pull chain shifting variety. I wanted an alloy shell as I thought that might be the hot setup. Now it seems like the gearing of these late hubs might present a high high high top gear (but I plan to use either Campy or TA cranks in a single chainring setup so I should have some flexibility in gear choice, though frame configuration probably will call out something closer to the 42t end of the spectrum VS the 52t) So back to the original question ........................ I would like an appropriate SA hub which would allow me reasonable climbing gears plus some sort of downhill ability. I am not planning any TTs so close ratio hubs will not be practical but the TAYLOR probably was originally configured in that direction but I no longer am.

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