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Sturmey Archer AW3 3Spd Genuine British Made Freewheel Hub - Silver - 28 Hole - NOS

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1980's Sturmey Archer AW3 3 speed freewheel hub. NOS = New old stock. Please note that these hubs may feature dents and/or scratches. Although this may affect the product cosmetically, it does not affect the performance, hence the bargain price.

- OLN: 110mm
- Overall Axle: 146mm
- Colour: Silver
- Holes: 28H
- Speed: 3
- Made in England
- New old stock
Product Reviews (5)
Questions & Answers (9) Q & A
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Product Reviews (5)
Overall Product Rating 4.2 / 5
By Peter Leid
04 Oct 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
The 1969 inners of the Raleigh Chopper I am rebuilding had a very rusty "innards" so when I saw these at SJS Cycles I jumped at the opportunity. As Ed Green wrote its a very easy switch into a 36 hole '69 hub. At the price a total bargain for a perfect rebuild. Runs beautifully and has the Sturmey Archer "music" that I remember from the early 1970's. Magic Result as always from SJS Cycles.
Very good value
By Keith Waters
16 May 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
The AW hub is very reliable and surprisingly forgiving of poor cable adjustment. I've used old Sturmey Archer hubs for decades with no problems. However, if it's beyond someone's skill set to carry out the very simple cable adjustment to ensure all the gears engage correctly, then they are probably better off not buying one.
Not NIG !
By Magnus
10 Feb 2018
1 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNot NIG!
This is NOT the NIG version. This is the original and very dangerous slipping-into-netural AW hub which, in my humble opinion, was never fit for purpose and should never have made it off the drawing board.
SJS Customer Service:
It's true, this IS NOT the NIG version (no intermediate gaps?) this is the design that remained pretty much unchanged from 1936 until some time around the 1990s when the NIG upgrade slipped quietly into production. Many millions of miles have been ridden on hubs with this design, it is however essential to a) correctly adjust the cable b) know HOW to change gear, easing off the pressure or better still momentarily pedalling backwards.
Cheaper than buying replacement parts!!
By Brian
21 Nov 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone at all.
ProsComes ready to use!! Inexpensive!!
£14.99 Where can you go wrong?? I took the one I purchased apart when it arrived and it is ready to install into my 36 hole hub housing. It is ready to go. No fuss!! I am buying another one for my second bike.
Amazing Value
By Edward Green
23 Jun 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsTakes five minutes to remove innards and replace.
ProsBrand new and cheaper than just buying axle key and pawl springs to repair old hub.
Brand new and perfect, only problem is 28 hole hub. Easily solved, simply transfer the mechanicals into a hub with required number of spoke holes, simple, and now you have a brand new 36 hole three-speed hub at a bargain price!.
Questions & Answers (9)
Can I replace the inners complete to my 36 hole AW 1949 body
31 Jul 2020
We could not confrim this, as there is such an age difference between your hub and this one there could be a change in materials and dimensions of internal parts.
Will this fit in a duomatic housing?
11 May 2020
Will this fit in a duomatic housing?
Hi, it will not fit. Thanks
Complete wheel
07 May 2020
Could you recommend/supply a suitable reasonably priced 700c x 32 rim / spokes / trigger shift and cable for me to make a complete wheel ?
Many thanks
Ryde Chrina 700c 622 Road Rim - Black (SJS Cycles part number : 39439H28), Jtek 14g Stainless Plain Gauge Spokes & 12 mm Brass Nipples - Pack Of 6 (SJS Cycles part number : 37994), Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Trigger Black 7/8 Inch Clip - HSJ762 (SJS Cycles part number : 19268), copy and paste this link to calculate the spoke length: RT
is the box included?
29 Apr 2020
Hi, they are not boxed. Thanks
Which indicator chain to use?
05 Sep 2019
SJS Cycles part number : 4100 will be suitable!

Thanks - 11/09/19
Do you have AW 3 with 36 holes?
09 Apr 2019
I have sturmey Archer but no AW-3 on the body only 92-9 can I use with these one?
We do not have an AW3 with 36 hole, sorry!
We are not sure what you would like to combine, please provide more information?

Thanks - 12/04/19
Are there available 622 28H rims for trekking type of use?
05 Sep 2018
Hi there,

We have a wide range of rims available in that size with 28 holes, so it would be a case of preference. Ryde rims and Dt swiss will probably be your best option.

Does the hub come with trigger shifter, cable and indicator etc.
15 Jul 2018
The hub comes alone as pictured.

What is the date/year of manufacture
10 Feb 2018
Hi there,

These hubs vary, the first one I selected was 1988, the one pictured is 1985.