Sturmey Archer conversion

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Alex11, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. Alex11

    Alex11 Active Member

    South West
    Is it possible to convert sturmey archer to singlespeed?
  2. Huh? To convert a bike currently equipped with a Sturmey archer I presume? Otherwise just leave it in one gear shurley?
  3. OP

    Alex11 Active Member

    South West
    Yes it currently has Sturmey Archer gears on it, can I convert it to singlespeed?
  4. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    You just need a different wheel, or at least to rebuild your existing wheel with a threaded hub.

    If you're talking fixed gear, it's fine as it's a completely different riding experience, but I see little point in removing a Sturmey to go single speed freewheel (unless the hub's fubar which is unlikely). A Sturmey with the correct gearing offers all the maintenance advantages of a single speed freewheel with the added advantage of a climbing ratio and an overdrive. The only disadvantage I can think of is a little extra weight.
  5. Yes then. They essential thing is to get a wheel with a hub which matches the width of the existing hub - modern bikes with multi-sprockets have wider hubs and correspondingly wider spacing between the drop-outs.
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