Found this on the net and thought it may be useful for those of you with 3 speed sturmey archer hubs on their bikes.
I know Bill is into his so he will certainly enjoy.
Cannondale, handmade in USA............................................Refined in Surrey, England
Nice find for sure yes Bill will like this for sure.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
Thanks for posting this, I just found a 1979 Schwinn Collegiate 3 and was looking for info before I begin reconditioning the bike.
Hey guys, bout a month back i bought a 1971 schwinn racer because i got hit and run on my old 1980 huffy chesapeake. I thought it was not repairable cuz the bike shop in town doesn't know much of old internal hubs. So here i get this beautiful bike,my green dream machine! I had one hesitation in buying the bike and that was the shift trigger,if it ever were to break how much it would blow, since the trigger on my huffy had broken leaving me in third gear. Well guess what ,last night at a bar some drunk bastard fucked with my parked bike and broke my gear shift and im stuck in third once again....... I just finished taking it off,im not entirely sure where the problem is,seems all pretty well intact,the trigger is having issues possibly spring related and a metal piece that screws in somewhere is loose and sliding up and down the cable,along with a plastic bit. Im curious if anyone can explain or show diagram of how to resolve this,i have never swapped cables like this and im not sure i need too,not sure how to get the cable properly back in the trigger. I'm also curious if there is a manual way for me to put my bike in second gear with out the shifter.
Can anyone tell me if rear rim on schwinn stingray chopper 3 speeds are 1 full piece..because i have 2 bikes and each rear rim has a rivoted piece connecting rim together..is this the way the rims are.? It looks like the rim is cut all the way across . Do all the rear rims have the rivoted connector piece on them?