This group of files is based on the official Sturmey-Archer service manuals from the 1950s. These pages were originated on the Web by Jane Thomas, and I have added them to this site with her kind permission. I have taken the liberty of re-formatting them and have also added and updated the original material with some of my own comments and photos.
For more information on the models covered here as well as more recent Sun Race/Sturmey-Archer models, see the updates on this site on
* 3-speeds * 4-, 5- and 7-speeds * 8-speeds.
Those pages link to multiple sources of information.
The official Sturmey-Archer Web site covers current models
Sturmey-Archer changed their part numbering system a loooooong time ago. Many of the part numbers shown in these pages are the extinct numbers, and refer to parts that are no longer available in any case.
Great news! Sturmey-Archer are on the web at last - Anything you want to know on current production models, but not a lot on the older stuff - just stay here for that!
If you want to know about folding bikes, or indeed many other types of bikes, you could do worse than having a look at : The excellent A2B website