Pretty rare Sturmey Archer hub / wheel combo offered for sale today. It is a Sturmey Archer ASC three speed FIXED gear hub dated 1949 laced to a Mavic Sport tubular rim 700C in great working order. Here is a link to the Sturmey archer page with the technical info: ASC Here is an ad from 1953 for the hub:
Also included with the wheel are the extremely cool Sturmey Archer wing nuts for easy wheel removal. It unfortunately does NOT have the QR indicator chain or the shifter. There is a method of converting a 4 speed trigger to work with the ASC hub, but is a bit finicky. Also, the metal oil port on the shell is missing, I should be able to come up with one though pretty easily. Also of note is the "Alpine" type butted spokes. They are of an unknown make and are quite "beefy" at the heads and then taper down to about a 1.8mm diameter. The hub was recently overhauled and had a few parts replaced. It hits all three gear ratios reliably. It is currently outfitted with a 15 tooth splined cog. We also have a couple different size cogs available, if this one does not suit your needs. The wheel is round and true and seems to have had a pretty easy life. The sidewalls show virtually no wear and there is very little glue residue on the tire mounting surface.
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