There are several ways to adjust the shifting on your 3 speed hub. Attached is also a video that can give you the basics as well.

Method 1:

  1. Place the shifter into #3
  2. Remove the dust cover from the shifter mechanism at the hub.
  3. There are two cable tension barrels. Remove the slack in the cable with the one nearest the front of the bike. Around 4-5 threads should be showing on the back side of the adjuster.
  4. Use the micro adjuster (smaller one) to tighten the cable just enough to see the little chain that goes into the inside of the hub to move slightly.
  5. Tighten the lock nuts on the cable
  6. Replace the dust cover
  7. Test ride!

Method 2:

  1. Place the shifter into #2
  2. Remove the dust cover
  3. Where the chain enters the hub axle is a round sight hole.
  4. Adjust the cable until the push rod begins to appear in the sight hole
  5. Tight the lock nuts up on the cable
  6. Replace the dust cover
  7. Test ride!

Sturmey Archer adjustment video

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