I have some issues with my bike and need some help.
I got this 80s BSA bike with a Sturmey 3 speed hub from 86-3.
The first gear never worked since I got it. Everytime you switch into it, the wheel comes out of alignment and rubs against the left side. Seems like something locks up and the chain tension pulls it out of alignment.
Now I got similar issues with the 2nd gear it seems. Worked up my axle nuts now, cause I keep readjusting my rear wheel on the road. I can keep going with just the 3 gear, but need new axle nuts anyway. I had a look at sjscycles, but there is so many different ones, I don't know which one to order.
Furthermore, there were these black washers (like here: click
on the axle, but they broke because of the misalignment issue and I couldn't get them in any bike shop. A guy in a LBS helped me once and said I don't need them and just put on some normal washers.
so 3 questions:
1. What is wrong with this hub?
2. What nut do I need?
3. Do I need those specialty washers?
Thanks for your help!