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2 Speed Hub

Post by FLV » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:06 pm

I think I want one, depending on its weight and a few other bits and bobs

Sturmey Archer 2 speed s2k hub,

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:03 am

Apart from a disc mount is there any difference between this and the 2 Speed S2 Duomatic Kick Shift Hub?
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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by chris n » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:09 pm

s8tannorm wrote:Apart from a disc mount is there any difference between this and the 2 Speed S2 Duomatic Kick Shift Hub?
The horrible colour?

This is available in 135mm and 120mm spacing, the s2 only comes in 116mm, iirc.

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by FLV » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:49 pm

I was kind of hoping it was a proper shifter type

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:57 pm

I was kind of hoping it was a proper shifter type
Doesn't seem to be ... everything I've read seems to suggest that it's kickshift. I'm liking the idea of sticking one on the SS.
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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Ian » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:39 pm

Surely that'll mean it'll no longer be a SS? :?

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Surely that'll mean it'll no longer be a SS?
Promise I'll only use one gear at a time ;)
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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Mart » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:05 am

Dingle speed?
2924 miles per Gallon

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:52 am

After much interneting and emithering it seems that SA have no intention of bringing these into Europe (the UK importers didn't know the hubs existed until I got in touch).

I've bitten the bullet and bought one from the US. Luckily I've arranged for it to be delivered to a very nice man in California who will then forward it to me ;) ... Really looking forward to trying it out. I recall the reduction ratio is something like 138% so I'm hoping I can find a nice climbing gear and a decent coasting / flat gear but we'll see.
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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by u02sgb » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 pm

Stu, where did you get it from and how much? This might be what I need to single speed in Scotland (Ian, I know you did the HTR, but I'm a wimp!)

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by evilgoat » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:20 pm

have fun with that. Sturmey rocks!

I have an srf-3 with a bar end shifter on my road bike, i love it. mostly used for commuting but rode the dun run on it this year and it's great.

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:19 am

Stu, where did you get it from and how much?
Ordered from the folks below. I think it was about $95 inc' shipping within the US ... I'm not sure how much shipping to the UK would be.

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by u02sgb » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:33 am

Ta, would be good to see a review once you get it.

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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:22 pm

Ta, would be good to see a review once you get it
No trouble.

Rear cogs range from 13t - 23t so hopefully there'll be a good ratio to be had. My only concern is sealing, I've read that the old, non-disc version doesn't have much in the way of hub sealing. However I am hoping they might have addressed that seeing as it's a 135mm spaced, disc only hub but we'll see.
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Re: 2 Speed Hub

Post by Hoojum » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:31 pm

Stu, I'm also interested in hearing how you get on with this.
This could the perfect solution for my commuter bike which is need if a new hub.

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