I will be using a new (Sun Race) 5-speed Sturmey-Archer hub, X-RC5(W). This is a wider hub (127mm) then the original 110mm 3-speed AW.
In order to accommodate the wider hub the rear drop-outs had to be spread (cold set) to the wider hub dimension. This was accomplished by using a long 2x4 between the seat post and rear triangle to leverage drop-outs outward.
In addition, I had a friend braze a shifter boss on the top tube for a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed shifter lever.
The original color of the Sports was a Bronze Green, I had the frame, fork, alloy rims (Sun CR-18), and handle bar and stem powder coated a Satin Black.
The handle bar used is a shorten and flipped cruiser type alloy bar. In order to get the bar back to a more reasonable height I'll be using a longer alloy stem with a steep vertical extension.
|End of handle bar that I removed.|
Please share your comments and experiences.