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Old 09-27-20, 01:16 PM
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Sturmey Archer AW question

I have just bought a Rudge Sports from 1962, and upon inspection of the rear hub, I see that the sprocket is loose and the sprocket circlip has apparently fallen out of its retaining ring. Is that what I'm seeing? What is the best way to get that circlip back on to secure the sprocket?
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I pry it on with a screwdriver. It probably has a spacer as well.
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Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling around with it. I'll dig around in there. Thanks.

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Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling around with it. I'll dig around in there. Thanks.

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the spacer is to help with chain alignment. It goes on whichever side of the sprocket works best.
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the spacer is to help with chain alignment. It goes on whichever side of the sprocket works best.
It looks like they had it on the outside, under the circlip, so that's where I'll keep it. That little clip seems resistant to my efforts, so I'll take the wheel off tomorrow and get a better angle at it. That'll give me the chance to do some more cleaning back there, too. Thanks again.
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You're making quite bold statements, @1989Pre!
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You're making quite bold statements, @1989Pre!
And you're a font of knowledge, @nlerner.
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