Sturmey Archer SW, Wide Ratio 3-speed
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Category:  Geared Hubs
Name:  Sturmey Archer SW, Wide Ratio 3-speed
Brand:  Sturmey Archer
Model:  SW
Years:  1950's - ?
Country:  England
Added By: JFischer on 07/11/11
Updated By: JFischer on 07/11/11
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Sturmey Archer SW, Wide Ratio 3-speed
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Hub MarkingsGear Count3
Spoke Drilling36; 40Includes BrakeNo
Lockout Nut SpacingShell Material
Gear Ratios+38.4% / direct / -27.7%  
General Information
Smaller, lighter, and with fewer parts than previous wide-range 3-speed hubs.
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 Best known for the internal geared (planetary gearing) hub, Sturmey Archer is another one of the most recognized brands in cycling.  The company has been bought and sold several times since it's origins, and at some time was owned by the same parent company as both Brooks and Raleigh.  The company is still in business (well, the name is still in use anyways), and there are still internal geared hubs produced today with the Sturmey Archer name.
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