I’m guessing it’s to cater to the ‘no cables, clean lines, zen at one with the bike maaaaaan’ riders. A downtube shifter would have a similar lack of impact on the cockpit and not make you look like you’re scratching your butt while you shift.
I agree it’s heavy, I’m surprised. A track hub is ~300g, the 8 speed Alfine is 1600g, and the normal SA 3-spd is 1100g, so it’s not outrageously heavy. I don’t know what the old ASC weighed to compare.
Spline interface for the driver: It is the same spline used on all the new external cup BBs.
The shifter does mount to a standard square boss too, i.e. DT or barcon.
Price on the S3X will be $349 includes shifter, fittings etc.
Hopefully it will be in the next couple of weeks.
This will go nicely on the recently acquired Co-Motion S&S coupled bike. :mrgreen:
From Greenspeed about a month ago:
These are now in stock.
Price is $349
Come standard with a bar end/trails shifter, and an 18t 1/2 x 1/8" cog.
Postage & handling $14
Funnily, I haven’t seen any mention on the internet about people getting ahold of them yet.
You know blakeys back, when this thread is resurected.
I have a plan. It involves this hub, promenade/moustache bars and a Wald #137 front basket.
I’ll be the towniest guy around.
So do I, possibly including quite long distances…
My plan is to do both PBPs in August 2011 but I haven’t decided what approach to take yet. Maybe a fast ride, maybe a recumbent, maybe a tandem, we’ll see what catches my interest closer to the date.
One thought is to ride a fixed gear on the 1200 km Perth-Albany-Perth in late 2010. Having a Sturmey fixed hub would be an interesting twist.
It would appear that the legends at HPC have already built up some S3X. I know what I’m doing tomorrow…
Hey! That guy in the photo has my hairstyle in red. Damn, thought I was original :-D.
Talking to the guys at humanpowered about one for a surly cross check frame. Rode the demo and it felt pretty good
Anyone got any updates on this hub in practice?
Of course it is. “fixed” means not free. It doesn’t mean only one gear.
Put down the crack pipe azz.
So humanpowered have them in stock/can get them in?
I’ve been doing a bit of googling at it seems they aren’t available in america yet and haven’t been officially released :? :? :?
Yeah, they had one built up in an Allegro, and some more in stock. Test ride before you buy. I didn’t like it.
Any views on these?
Does anyone in Sydney have one that I could try?
Coming from London, I’m struggling with the hills (mainly the downs…) in Sydney and was thinking that this could be a good solution
I never got round to trying one of these out as blakey convinced me that a nexus would be 100% compatible with my beard and would NOT repeat NOT require SPD sandals to opperate successfuly.
The SG8R36 8sp nexus i got is actually totally silent when coasting whic is pretty nice and as the cable is a one piece housing from shifter to hub with thecable stop actually attached to the hub, no braze ons are required, though a nexus will be a bit wide for a track bike. If you have a roadie conversion you can also get DT and roadie style shifters for the nexus.