Yesterday I took a train ride to Milton Keynes to meet Pete Read the owner of Pheonix Hub Gears and the UK’s leading expert on all Sturmey Archer gears.
A worthy competitor to Colwood Wheel Works and also a good friend. We had a very enjoyable time together discussing hub gearing as well as other more personal things.
I came away from Milton Keynes with a nice box of scarce Sturmey Archer spares including a few SW hubs which were going to be scrapped.
I also now have permission to distribute Pete’s excellent book which features every hub which Sturmey Archer produced prior to the 2000 takeover by SunRace including some that never went into production. This book deserves a place in every bicycle repair workshop.
I will be working out distribution methods over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, if you are interested in knowing more, please contact me.