That has been used most of the time since delivery last October notching over 2000 miles in that time. The Sturmey Archer S2C supplied with the bike has never been a favourite as it makes odd noises and always felt like it had been lubed with treacle. Also on windy days or days with extra loops, the limitations of a 2 speed made themselves known.
After plenty of online research I decided to that I would embark on a popular conversion which is to drop a SRAM P5 5 speed hub with coaster brake in. Finding a german bike shop on Ebay with a few P5s at a decent price was the final push I needed.
The P5 hub is the same width as the SA at 120mm so doesn't need any frame mods. So once the hub was built into a new wheel it was a straight drop into the frame. The rim is a cheap one from SJS, but is actually identical to the stock factory rim. It's been built up 2x with stainless Sapim Leader spokes. The strange red thing is a hub cleaning strip from ebay, which keeps the hub clean (as they're a bugger to clean on a 20" wheel).
|New hub and clickbox|
|Detail of the front cable stop|
|Shot showing both stops and the splitter for frame separation|
|SRAM P5 shifter|
|Full conversion still keeps the clean looks|