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Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by restlessshawn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:42 pm

Hi Stu, Saw this in the newsletter, have you some pics of the bike you've fitted it to?

I thought I was the only person to think a 2 speed kickshift was a cool idea, most people just look at me odd. I have one on my sunday best 1966 Mercian running 43x22 (water bottle holder now replaced with one on the frame that doesn't eject the bottle randomly!)

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:08 pm

I'll sort a pic out tomorrow Shawn. I've fitted it to my Haro Mary for the moment ... makes perfect sense so far :wink:
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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Joshvegas » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:28 pm

Does the k8ck back replace back pedalling?

Or is it a specific kick action?

Quite like the idea as a second wheel set for my charge duster for covering tarmac distance to the pentlands.

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by restlessshawn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:44 pm

It's just a very subtle back pedal . back pedal too much and you'll end up in the gear you started in :-)

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by gairym » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:13 pm

I too read Stuart's review with great interest.

Seems like a perfect compromise between SS and geared for crappy conditions and steep hills.

Not the lightest solution in the world but I suppose once the lack of mechs, shifters and cassette, chainrings etc... is taken into consideration it's a net weight saving.

Would like to KNOW it'll work well and properly before I committed to buying one.

How's it going Stu?

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Gari » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:54 pm

I too have been waiting for a review of this hub as I fancy swapping my SS hub on the front/spare wheel on the Pugs. Maybe even a matching pair with different gearing if they work out ok.
So, how's it going stu? :grin:

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Joshvegas » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Having used a coaster break off road for hoots, not being able to back pedal for foot placement added to never being quite sure what gear I'll end up in... I'll pass.

I do have a dawes kingpin though...

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Ben98 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:47 pm

I'm seriously interested in this, as the only thing I don't like about my ss is long flat sections, I can deal with pushing up hills and coasting down but having to spin my legs like the road runner just to break 12mph is infuriating beyond belief ~X(
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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by evilgoat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:10 pm

I have a sturmey srf3 on my ' road ' bike. Use it for commuting and just going riding. Did Dunwich dynamo last year on it.

Tonight I decided that it may be time to check the condition of the innards. It's been in my big r for four years and probably done 6-7000 miles.

Apart from being a bit dry of grease in places it was all good. Most impressed. Really like sa stuff. Mine has a really nice bar end shifter. And finish is excellent.

That duomatic hub looks really interesting. Shame their stuff is so hard to get hold of in this country.

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:32 am

So, how's it going stu?
Early days but I'll try and report back asap.
I do have a dawes kingpin though...
A real one, not the new one?
Shame their stuff is so hard to get hold of in this country.
I don't think it is generally. Most of their products can be got pretty easily, these are a problem though.
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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by jameso » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:48 am

my sunday best 1966 Mercian
Beautiful .. : )

The SRAM 2s Automatix is an interesting hub too, maybe less so for a road bike but a great system for a town bike. A really nice auto-shift mechanism if set properly for the bike it's fitted to.

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:03 am

The SRAM 2s Automatix is an interesting hub too, maybe less so for a road bike but a great system for a town bike. A really nice auto-shift mechanism if set properly for the bike it's fitted to.
I've looked at these before when I was building my shopper ... I like the concept and with a little internal fiddling the shift point can be changed to suit your bike / requirements. They do a disc version but I recall it was OE only?
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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by jameso » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:56 am

Not sure about oe only, I'd imagine they're not readily available though. Most of them seem to be coaster brake.

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Joshvegas » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:00 pm

A real kingpin yes, had it for ages, to replace a Raleigh 20 I gave to a girl :-)

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by ianfitz » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:48 pm

I would have thought that after stu's forthcoming 'double' on this years bearbones 220 route on the mutant shopper he'd be in a good position to give feedback.

48 non stop hours on the bike will provide unequalled insight into the hubs performance. :-bd
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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:46 pm

I would have thought that after stu's forthcoming 'double' on this years bearbones 220 route on the mutant shopper he'd be in a good position to give feedback.
Ah sorry, 'tis fitted to this, not the shopper :wink:

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by restlessshawn » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:24 pm

That type of thing usually only exists in my head, love it!

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by evilgoat » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:52 pm

I like that. :-bd

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Re: Sturmey Archer s2?

Post by ianfitz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:20 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
I would have thought that after stu's forthcoming 'double' on this years bearbones 220 route on the mutant shopper he'd be in a good position to give feedback.
Ah sorry, 'tis fitted to this, not the shopper :wink:

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It may have to go to a vote but I'd let you ride that instead of the shopper when you ride the double ;)
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