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Old 06-05-18, 02:43 PM
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2 Speed Hub Reccomendation

Hello,
I leant a friend a bike of mine to get around the college campus for this past year but it ended up getting stolen (cable lock). It had a SRAM Automatix 2 speed auto shifting hub which I had modded the shift point. It worked excellent, I really liked the clean simple setup with no cables.

Unfortunately it seems non replaceable since they are discontinued. Does anyone know where I may be able to find one in stock? Does anyone have a recomendation for something simular? I am not a fan of the kick back hubs, I dont want a cable shifter like a 3 speed, and the schlumph drive seems out of my price range.
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Old 06-05-18, 08:41 PM
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Here?
https://store.rivercitybicycles.com/...b-185181-1.htm
They show them as in stock, but I've found that a lot of bike-related web-pages don't get updated much, if ever.
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Old 06-13-18, 03:58 PM
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I have 5 Automatixs on various bikes, it is a shame they are no longer made. One of these is on a Fuji Royale I have for sale.

Sturmey Archer S2 is still a available, but it is a kickback shift.
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Get a White Industries DOS ENO freewheel and manually shift it when needed.
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Old 06-14-18, 01:22 PM
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or a 2 speed internally geared crankset and a single speed hub.
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This is not a hub gear suggestion....
how about a two speed (chainring) front deraileur and single rear cog ?
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I came close to considering a schlumph drive but I wanted to keep the overall cost of this bike down.

I started designing my own two speed hub. I think the sram really lacks in the bearings and shiftpoint adjustability. It also just seems larger than required. Planetary gears are proving to be the pricey point ($367.00). I may be able to find a cheap hub and gut it for the gears but I really dont like that idea. So im abandoning this project for now, maybe I will pick it up again when I get sick of the sram.

For now I was lucky enough to find a coasterbrake automatix hub on Ebay. Unfortunately the shipping costs as much as the hub. This bike will just be for riding on bike paths with my girlfriend. My hybrid is too easy and my cruiser is too slow to keep up. I think a 2 speed would be great with the amount of stops on these trails and the occasional hill. We only cruise at 12-16 mph so I may keep the low stock shiftpoint and gear it low.
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Sram is dropping your 2 speed hub, and all internal gear designs they got from Sachs, in the buy-out,

for the more lucrative higher end stuff, 1 by 12 off road , and race bike bits.

Sturmey Archer TW continues to make a products in that market niche Internal gear and kick back 2 speeds,
so look there for your replacement wheel , thru your LBS?





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Originally Posted by Crona View Post
I came close to considering a schlumph drive but I wanted to keep the overall cost of this bike down.

I started designing my own two speed hub. I think the sram really lacks in the bearings and shiftpoint adjustability. It also just seems larger than required. Planetary gears are proving to be the pricey point ($367.00). I may be able to find a cheap hub and gut it for the gears but I really dont like that idea. So im abandoning this project for now, maybe I will pick it up again when I get sick of the sram.

For now I was lucky enough to find a coasterbrake automatix hub on Ebay. Unfortunately the shipping costs as much as the hub. This bike will just be for riding on bike paths with my girlfriend. My hybrid is too easy and my cruiser is too slow to keep up. I think a 2 speed would be great with the amount of stops on these trails and the occasional hill. We only cruise at 12-16 mph so I may keep the low stock shiftpoint and gear it low.
Yeah, Schlumpf drive works great, but very pricey. A more affordable alternative is the Patterson crank set.
https://www.pattersonbike.com/
The only drawback is that it won't work with a coaster brake as it freewheels.
The Schlumpf does not freewheel, so it does work with a coaster brake. I actually have a bike with a Schlumpf speed drive paired with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed coaster brake hub.
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