I inherited a bike with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub (Sturmey Archer AW, from 1984).
I am very familiar with free-wheels and cassete hubs, but this is fairly new to me, although I did some research on the internet, I couldn't find anywhere that had a hub spinning.
In my case, I am probably going to disassemble it (I have seen some videos, it won't be easy but is doable).
Finally, the question:
I noticed that there is a (IMO) fairly big amount of "play" (is this the term?) when I rotate the cog counter-clockwise (direction of coasting) and then rotating clockwise (drive).
I would say it is about 2 cm of "play".
Is the amount shown here too much, or is this normal? Animated gif showing the hub play