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Replacing spokes on a Sturmey Archer 3 Speed hub

Mr TomMr Tom Posts: 66
edited February 2011 in Road general
I'm just trying to replace a couple of broken spokes on my Dutch bike and can't figure out how to fit the new ones in. When I go to feed them through the holes on the right hand side they come up against the freewheel. So, am I missing something really obvious here or do I have to remove the freewheel to get them through? the hub is a Strumey Archer Steelite, I think from the 80s. I've had to remove the back wheel recently to change the tyre and it is such an unbelievable pain on a Dutch bike!! I guess it will get easier with practice...
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    To remove the sprocket you need to remove the circlip that holds the sprocket in place with a flathead screwdriver.

    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/steel.pdf.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Mr TomMr Tom Posts: 66
    Thanks Redvee! I'll give it a try
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  • Mr TomMr Tom Posts: 66
    OK, all done :D ! Really hope I don't have to mess around with the back wheel for a long time now...
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