Sunday, February 27, 2011

NAHBS - Correction and Update

I've got more photos from NAHBS from Saturday, but need make a correction from my last post where I described Jeremy Shlachter's Gallus Cycles cool rando bike as being "fixed, no brakes". I was mistaken. I didn't see the coaster brake lever tucked discretely behind the opposite chainstay. Now I'm pretty sure that he used the Sturmey Archer S2C hub. I really liked that bike with its dual headlights, handmade rack, and wooden fenders.

I also wanted to get back to Steve, who asked for details on the Pashley Clubman.

This bike was built using the Sturmey Archer S3X hub which is a 3-speed fixed wheel hub. Since I'm a bit of a fixed wheel fan, that hub attracts.

Steve asked about the shifter, and the apparent absence of a "travel agent" to help with cable travel issues. I believe this matter is addressed in this case because a SA brand bar end shifter was used. This is an elegant arrangement, and now I'm even more intrigued by the S3X hub.

More photos from my Saturday visit forthcoming.


  1. I didn't know SA did a bar-end shifter. It raises the interest level in that three speed internal hub for a drop-bar bike. If they only made a close-ratio version!

  2. Looking at the SA site, they have a 3 speed hub with a 160% ratio rather than the 177% that is more typical for their 3 speeds. The close ratio version should be better suited to a place such as North Texas that is relatively flat. It'd be a lighter solution than the Shimano one that involves a lot of gears you'll never use.

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