Experience with Sachs Torpedo 3-speed hub?

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by ParkRNDL, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. ParkRNDL

    ParkRNDL

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    I'm watching a Fleabay auction for a Torpedo 3-speed coaster hub... anybody have any experience with them? are they any good?

    thanks in advance...

    --rick
     
  2. mastershake916

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    I did some research once, I remember a big long history somewhere that said that the ones with the red shifters were the best.

    http://yarchive.net/bike/torpedo_hubs.html
     
  3. ACD

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    My Pashley WorkBike has one. I don't have much experience with it yet due to snow but if Pashley uses them they can't be that bad.

    Aaron
     
  4. ParkRNDL

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    ok, I was more excited about it when it had 1 bid and was at 99 cents... now that it has 5 bids and is at $25 plus $10 S/H I'm less enthusiastic. :roll: I'm cheap, I guess. I gotta find my stuff at yard sales... bidding against the rest of the free world kills me...

    --rick
     
  5. El-Toro

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    The 3-speed Torpedo hubs from Sachs are very very good qualitiy :D i just found at my grandmothers scrap yard one ( it was lieing about 30 years there in the rain ) and the hub still works extremly good :!: :!:
     

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