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Why is my Sturmey-Archer 5-speed hub sticking between 1st and 2nd gear?

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Asked by: Susan Johnson

How do you adjust a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub?

Step 1

  1. Shift to Gear 1.
  2. Shift to Gear 5.
  3. Shift to Gear 2.
  4. Examine the two yellow lines on the right side of the hub.
  5. Turn the knob on the shifter where the shift cable exits – circled in the previous section. After 1-2 turns shift to gear 1, then to 5, then back to 2. Then Repeat Step 4.

Are Sturmey Archer gears good?

The classic Sturmey-Archer AW hub is the most reliable gear-shifting mechanism ever made, and rarely needs anything more than a bit of medium-weight oil every so often. 95 percent of shifting problems on 3-speeds are related to the control cable or the shifter.

What are Sturmey Archer gears?

Sturmey-Archer hubs are seen by many as an alternative to Derailleur gears, however on many models of Sturmey-Archer hub, the two can be combined to offer a setup with many of the benefits of both systems – offering more, closer spaced, gears while continuing to offer a very wide overall range.

How do you adjust a Sturmey Archer 4 Speed Hub?

Quote from video: If they're off by a touch. Then I'm gonna turn the barrel adjuster at the shifter this is where the cable exits the shifter as I turn that barrel gesture you can see those lines drift apart.

How do you lubricate a Sturmey Archer hub?

Lubrication. The ideal rule for lubrication should be ‘a little but often’. Two or three drops of oil every week will maintain the hub in first class running order.

How tight should hub cone?

For quick-release type hubs, snug the cone down until it contacts the ball bearings, and turn back counter-clockwise one quarter turn (90 degrees). This will purposely make the bearing adjustment too loose. Hold cone with cone wrench and tighten locknut fully.

What happened Sturmey-Archer?

Yet Sturmey Archer was sold to a company with a poor credit rating for thirty quid. In the process up to £5m was taken off Derby Cycle Corporations group balance sheet. Derby is the second biggest bicycle group in the world, and the largest in Europe. It is headquartered in Conneticut, USA.

Should I stop pedaling when changing gears?

While you are shifting gears, you must keep pedaling in order for the chain to move from one gear to the next. When you’re in a particular gear and pedaling, the chain is pulling on the teeth of that gear.

What bike gear is best for speed?

A high gear, sometimes referred to by cyclists as a ‘big gear’, is optimal when descending or riding at high speeds. The highest, or biggest gear on a bicycle is achieved by combining the largest front chainring size with the smallest rear cog or sprocket — expressed as ’53×11′, for example.

Who invented Sturmey-Archer gears?

John James Henry Sturmey

John James Henry Sturmey (1857–1930), known as Henry Sturmey, is best remembered as the inventor with James Archer of the Sturmey-Archer three-speed hub for bicycles, but he was a technical editor and journalist heavily involved as a pioneer of the cycling and automotive industries.

What are old bike shifters called?

Stem mounted shifters were often standard equipment on bike boom “10 speeds”. Consequently, they picked up a reputation of being low-end components, even though the only difference between these shifters and others (downtube, bar-end, and handlebar-mount) was their placement on the bicycle.

What is the difference between hub and derailleur?

For commuting, they should be. While derailleurs need regular chain care and occasional adjustment, hub gears tend to run and run without any cossetting. Gear shifting goes on inside the hub shell, where small pinions mesh together to rotate the rear wheel at a different speed from the sprocket.

How often should you repack hubs?

A standard like “change your oil every 3000 miles” doesn’t exist as far as I know, although here is a suggested one. I ride about 3,000-4,000 miles a year and my rule of thumb is to do the hubs every 300 – 500 miles or so, and the bottom bracket twice a year. Works out to a hub overhaul about every other month.

How often should I grease my hubs?

Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity.

Should you grease a hub?

Hub assemblies can be oiled or greased, and just like motors and transmissions, the lubricant and lubrication practices will have a considerable impact on their life expectancy and operation. The better you take care of these components, the longer they will last.

How do I adjust my rear hub?

Quote from video: Screw the cone in or out to tighten or loosen the bearing on the freehub. Make small adjustments and check the bearing between.

How do you adjust a hub?

Quote from video: Tighten. Down the lock nut by hand onto the cone. If done right the axle will feel a little rough at this point. Now use your cone wrench to tighten the cone against the lock nut. It should be tight.

How do I adjust my gear hub on my bike?

Quote from video: So just go back to third gear. And what you want to do is tighten this cable up. So very simple to do just use your fingers. And just tighten this bounder juster here.

How do I adjust the tension on my bike shifter?

Quote from video: So what you want to do is first shift your bike into the smallest gear releasing all of the cable tension. And you'll feel that it's quite loose. Here. Once you've done that.

Does chain tension affect shifting?

A chain that is either too loose or too tight, will cause the bike to shudder or jerk as the rider shifts gears.

How do you align shifters?

Quote from video: So we want the angle of the shifter. To follow the drop on the bar. So it should be nice and straight it's a good starting point. We have a positioned where we'd like it.