Just picked up a Raleigh Sprite for the fiance. Bright yellow step-through frame. She's gonna love it. What she's not gonna love is the stem-mounted shift levers or friction shifting or actually shifting at all - 10 speeds is just more than she can handle. I have a spare 26x1-3/8 wheelset with a SA 3-spd. Apart from brake reach, any reason not to use them? And, if I need new brakes, would I be better off just building as new 27" wheel around the old hub?
PS Sorry for hogging the board with all my threads. I need a lot of help, only some of it bike related.