Are Sturmey-Archer hub gears still made?

Sturmey-Archer’s most widely known product is the AW wide-ratio three-speed hub gear, introduced in 1938 (though patented in 1936) and still in production in a substantially modified form as of 2018.

What are Sturmey-Archer gears?

Sturmey-Archer hub models Most Sturmey Archer hubs with more than three speeds use compound (stepped) planet gears with two or more sets of teeth –each set has a different number of teeth. One set engages the gear ring; each set engages a different sun gear.

Are Sturmey-Archer good?

In any case, the quality of Taiwanese production from SunRace/Sturmey-Archer so far has been excellent, generally better than the quality of later English production. Sturmey-Archer’s selection of multi-speed hubs is much wider than that of the other manufacturers.

Who invented Sturmey-Archer gears?

In 1902 Henry Sturmey, James Archer and Frank Bowden (founder of Raleigh bicycles) revolutionised cycling with the invention of the 3-speed gear hub.

How long do Sturmey Archer hubs last?

People routinely get over 100,000 km out of Rohloff Speedhubs. I have heard of Sturmey Archer hubs from the 50s still in use. Even lower cost Shimano Nexus or Alfine hubs can go 15,000 km before they need to be replaced. For the average cyclist, a quality internal gear hub lasts a lifetime if properly maintained.

When did Sturmey Archer go bust?

The DTI states he was a bankrupt and was discharged on 26th June of this year.

Which bikes are made in UK?

British Bikes Brands

  • Brompton – The original folding bike.
  • Boardman – Great value & designed for Britain.
  • Bowman – Premium aluminium race bikes.
  • Cotic – Steel MTB & adventure bikes from the Peak District.
  • Dassi – Custom fit carbon bikes from Hampshire.
  • Dolan – Road, track and cyclocross bikes.

Where can I buy Sturmey Archer gear hubs?

Sturmey-Archer supplies only to trade customers and end-consumer questions, should be directed to a local bike shop. As a new option, manufacturers are now being offered, black versions of gear hubs and also dynamo and drum brake hubs.

Where did the company Sturmey Archer come from?

Sturmey-Archer is a manufacturing company originally from Nottingham, England. It primarily produces bicycle hub gears but has also produced motorcycle hubs and then gearboxes and engines and a great many other sundry bicycle components, most prominently during their heyday as a subsidiary of the Raleigh Bicycle Company.

How big is a Sturmey Archer 3 speed?

Features:- wheels 16 X 1.75 inch gears sturmey Archer 3 speed, lever shift mudguards, stand carry bag weight 16 kgs folded size 80 X 50 x30 CMS little used… Ladies vintage bicycle Phoenix with sturmey archer 3 speed in the hub gears. Very comfortable bike with a bell, front and back lights, mudguards included….

How old is the Sturmey Archer Raleigh bike?

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