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Overhauling 60 Year Old Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Hub

I overhaul the Sturmey Archer hub from my 1954 Indian Scout bike. The hub is an AW model and has the 54 date code on it.

Fix Rear Bike Wheel – Off Center/Rubbing Frame

I show the steps a rear bike wheel might be off center or rub the insides of the chain stays of the frame. I discuss the various causes and and explain how to repair them. How To Make A Cheap Bike Frame Alignment Gauge Tool:  

How To Remove Freewheel From Hub With Cut Spokes/Without Rim

I show how to remove a freewheel from a hub without a rim. The preferable method is to remove the freewheel from the wheel first, then cut the spokes. But stuff happens. Using this method, you can remove the freewheel without damaging either the freewheel or hub. You will need a chainwhip and a solid …Read more »

Can I Update Wheel From 7 Speed Cassette To 8, 9, or 10 Speed Cassette?

I occasionally get asked by viewers if they can update a bike wheel from a 7 speed cassette, to an 8, 9 or 10 speed cassette. The answer is maybe. I explain and show what to look for to tell if you can replace the 7 speed cassette with a cassette with more cogs. Freewheel …Read more »

How To Overhaul/Clean/Lube Sturmey-Archer 3 Speed Hub – AW type

I disassemble, clean, degrease, replace bearings, lubricate and re-assemble a 3 speed Sturmey Archer AW type bike hub. A basic teardown/rebuild. This hub is date stamped 74 (1974). Sturmey Archer hubs vary over time, but the basic procedures are the same. These made in England hubs are really cool. These hubs are often found on …Read more »