I am working up an 80's Peugeot MTN type bike as a winter commuter. Mounted an alloy wheel with a newish Shimano 3 speed internal hub on it (the kind with the arm... and it WORKS! Whoo hoo! I've never ever owned or ridden a 26" wheel MTN type bike, so it's a hoot for me. I have it with a 40T front chain ring, but I may scale that down to a 36T that I have... as I"ve heard the ratio on 3 speeds can be a little steep.
Currently, for the test ride from the shop, i have it hooked up to the existing friction thumb-style shifter. Of course it's like phantom shifting with no clicks.
Just wondering if anyone out there in C&V land has a box of 3 speed shifter thingys... or one they could spare?
I'll mount some 1.5" tires on it, some fenders, a rack, and I"ll be ready for some crappy weather.