Now that’s what you call a flip flop hub. The sprocket fits snuggly underneath the brake arm, but there’s still enough clearance for it to do its thing. I was a little concerned that the drive sprocket would foul the chain stay, but everything’s looking good so far. Well this is going rather smoothly.
Onto the front forks, the front Sturmeys in, and the wheel aligns nicely.
Well, I might as well start assembling the handle bars and stem so I can get the gear shift working.
Hang on, the new handle bar stem doesnt fit inside the front fork? Aww, I’m sure I ordered a 22.2mm and not a 25.4mm, where’s my vernier?….
Stem’s right, seems I have a fork with a 21mm I.D.?
Kettle on, Click.
Finally finished off the rear drive. After taking apart the rear Sturmey Archer, and rapidly putting it back together before the whole thing collapsed into millions of pieces (woh, theres a lot going on in there). I split the sprocket boss and clamp into three, so you can assemble everything whilst keeping the Sturmey untouched, probably best…