Re: [CR]Sturmey Archer ASC 3 speed on E.Bay

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 22:31:22 +0000
From: "Hilary Stone" <>
To: Doug Smith <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Sturmey Archer ASC 3 speed on E.Bay
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For my ASC auction I will swap out free of charge the 12-spline driver for a more modern 3-spline driver which will take modern and easily available sprockets. And I can supply the necessary driver for anyone with easy to follow instructions who wishes to replace a 12-spline driver in an ASC, AM, AF, AC, FM or FC with a 3-spline one. However the the 12-spline sprockets are better made than the 3-spline ones and are rounder so more satisfactory in a fixed gear system. I used a 4-speed SA control with an ASC (using positions 1, 2 & 4) very satisfactorily on a daily basis throughout the 1980s - instructions are on the web for converting a 4-speed trigger to the ASC type - this gives you a faithful copy of the ASC trigger as regarding cable pull.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

Doug Smith wrote:
> Members,
> SA. ASC. on ebay:-
> Just a thought for any prospective buyer/bidders proposed purchase.
> I would pose the question regarding the future replacement of the 12
> small notched sprockets and lock nuts of the ASC hub. I understand
> they are quite rare to obtain if at all! Perhaps a couple of spares, if
> available, from the seller would a good idea. In my experience this
> model does need the correct 3 speed changing gear control to work
> effectively.


> Doug Smith

> North Dorset

> UK