Author Topic: Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixed - who's interested?  (Read 32819 times)

Re: Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixed - who's interested?
« Reply #125 on: March 28, 2017, 09:40:43 pm »
I  have a S3X on my old fixed bike (1965 Viking) and another on a newer bike - when i got the bike shop to build up the wheel they supplied the normal Sturmey shifter (having they said checked with their supplier) - it never really worked satisfactorily  in bottom gear and I replaced it with the S3X shifter (which has a greater pull length for bottom gear) and that resolved the problem - I do honk up hills so i now think I should be worried !

The back lash is the biggest let down for me as it lacks the sweeter motion of basic fixed.

I have another spare one from e bay built into a 700 rim if anyone in the area wants to try one (just South of Bristol).


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Re: Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixed - who's interested?
« Reply #126 on: March 29, 2017, 09:56:50 am »
The lash is a bit agricultural, but you do get used to it - and use it, funnily enough.
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clarion

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Re: Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixed - who's interested?
« Reply #127 on: June 14, 2017, 04:06:24 pm »
I have been out on my S3X Solo in the last few days, and it is gorgeously liberating! :)
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