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Any engineers out there that can help me assemble a Shimano 3Speed gear/hub assembly?

It is in an old Woolworth's Timberline bike.
I took it apart (partially) to clean it up and now find it will not shift into 1st or 2nd gear.

A shifter rod bears against a spring loaded key but it has no effect on the ring gear as it compresses a spring. The ring gear has to move into the hub a certain distance in order to change gearing but does not.

Let me know if you can help and we will discuss the problem further.
H.
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Any engineers out there that can help me assemble a Shimano 3Speed gear/hub assembly?

Never mind -- I have the solution. Very simple too. The key was on the wrong side of the ring gear.
H.

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Did the last post come through? I'm new here.
I'm Dutch and fietser means cyclist, so it is refreshing to see this post here.
I've had a very spotted career.. background in biochemistry, degree in Agricultural Engineering (plant protection, toxicology) & later on in information science.
Due to the frugality of my folks, I've reached a point in which I no longer need to work, provided I'll be as frugal as they were.

May be difficult! How do I keep silent about this? How do I behave?

So, I thought it would be better to make a softer cushion and start investing that money. Actually someone did it for me and did brilliantly. So brilliant that I fear he will retire himself before he's 30 y.o.! So, I need to learn how to do it myself... hence my search! Found it in an outlandish forum... all the better as I want to keep low profile back home.

Cheers from an avid cyclist
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fiester,

Have you competed in any cycling races? I do a great deal of biking myself and would like to start competing on an amature basis. However, I've been training on a full-suspension mountain bike. Hopefully, this will prove to be to my advantage as I believe that a street bicycle will be more efficient on distance rides ;)

Any experience with GT street cycles? Definately my brand of choice for mountain bikes, how do their street bikes fare?

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Have you competed in any cycling races?
Not the traditional ones no.. I am a couch potato by nature who accidentally stumbled on cycling as more than just a tool for getting me from A to B.
Thanks to a friend I took up long-distance cycling.
My feats are:
1996 : 2 24hr TT : best result was 480 K (300 mi) in 24 hrs on an ordinary hybrid touring bike.
All other rides were done on a custom fit touring bike with MTB wheels (first 32mm later 25mm).
1997: London Edinburgh London: 1400 K nonstop in 116 hrs (20 min less than maximally required)
1998: Paris Amsterdam Nonstop: 550 K in 40 hrs.
1999: Paris Brest Paris : 1200 K nonstop, but DNFed at 700K and 45 hrs.
2000-2001: one year of cycle-touring
So, no races but a bit more fanatical than average.

I do a great deal of biking myself and would like to start competing on an amature basis. However, I've been training on a full-suspension mountain bike. Hopefully, this will prove to be to my advantage as I believe that a street bicycle will be more efficient on distance rides ;)

Any experience with GT street cycles? Definately my brand of choice for mountain bikes, how do their street bikes fare?

Sorry, I don't have a clue. For those really fanatical about doing long rides and shorter/longer than average, a custom fit bike pays.
For road bikes, I hear good things about Bianchi, Colnago (but very dear).. I am currently in the process of buying or at least testing a few Bike Friday bikes as I combine cycle-touring with hitch-hiking and taking buses/trains... am a little bit fed up with paying for taking a bike. The BF fits in a suitcase.. or a largish travel bag no questions asked!
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