So a while ago I had this idea to build a utilitarian cruiser road bike with a 3 speed hub. Well, here it is - an old Sekine that I got from a trade with a friend. I don't know what model or year it is, but the serial number is FV15952 for those who may be able to help. I have changed quite a few of the original parts out, including the wheelset (of course), the cranks (originally the dreaded Shimano Selecta), the bars and stem (SR), the levers (obviously), seatpost etc, etc. The calipers are the original Shimano Tourney.
Specs aside, it was fun to make. I squashed the rear spacing down to 120mm because I couldn't get my hands on one of the longer-axled SA AW hubs - only the "standard" 118mm or whatever it is version. I added a small spacer on the left side and built a wheel 3X with a NOS alloy Weinmann 27". Admittedly, the axle is only just long enough, but the wheel doesn't have a lot of dish, which is great. Front wheel is a 27" Araya/Sansin. Both have Conti Ultra Sport tyres, which are rated to 102psi, which is definitely nicer than most of the older 27" tyres that are only rated to around 85psi.
Anyone else here have a 3-speed roadie? It's proving to be a lot of fun.