Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.


How to remove wheel with old Sturmey Archer 3-Speed hub
#1
I have a very old Dahon California folding bike with a 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub. I need to replace the rear wheel inner tube. I looked all over the internet, but can't find instructions for this. Everything is too new! If I take the nut off the side with out the chain, can I just ease the wheel off? Is there a way to release the chain that I can't find? I would really appreciate any advise, as I would prefer to do it myself, not take it to a store! I think it dates from about 1983.
  Reply
#2
Where the cable meets the little chain, there should be a smooth barrel with a small, ridged wheel. You can unscrew the barrel and the cable and chain will detach so you can remove the wheel.

Take note of the washers and nuts that hold the axle to the frame before you remove the wheel. You want to get them back in the same place, order, and orientation.

Just in case you're referring to the main drive train chain...loosen the axle bolts and slide the wheel forward ot take tension off the chain. Slip the chain off of the rear or front chainring and then slide the wheel out of the frame completely.
  Reply
#3
Thank you! I did it!! Even had the right size wrench, a minor miracle. Now I have to go to the park to re-adjust the gears, but they slip around all the time anyway, so I'm used to doing that. Thanks again.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Bikepacking/gravel bikes
Yesterday 10:27 PM
Chafing on the area where buttocks and t...
Yesterday 02:39 PM
Riding in a foreign country?
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Ever broken a bone in a bike crash?
Yesterday 07:06 AM
Would you like a pizza after cycling?
01-25-2023 05:04 AM
Triathletes disqualified after crossing ...
01-25-2023 05:01 AM
Energy gels for cycling
01-24-2023 12:56 PM
Is the cycling belong aerobic or anaerob...
01-24-2023 04:01 AM
"New" 'Muddyfox' MTB - a wretched projec...
01-23-2023 01:04 PM
What should we pay attention to when cyc...
01-23-2023 05:15 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
25 posts
no avatar 2. GirishH
21 posts
no avatar 3. enkei
13 posts
no avatar 4. ichitan
11 posts
no avatar 5. Lss555
10 posts