thats what i was thinking as well, a 30 tooth sprocket on the front and rear crank sets and then the bigger outter sprocket on the rear to drive the wheel and just not using the middle sprocket at all.
watching a couple matching tripple sets on e-bay at the moment was thinking about running the tripple up front as well but with only the 30 tooth sprocket on it. it would be a 30 tooth to 30 tooth front and rear crank set and then the 52 tooth to the rear cog on the rear wheel hub. which is a new departure model D hub. watching a 1/2 inch regular tooth cog on e-bay for the New departure model D Hub as well. hopefully can get this thing together before the end of the month.
gonna keep the paint on the bike, it looks to vintage and kewl to do a refinish on.
thanks for posting back.