I have a nice 74 Raleigh Grand Prix that is a nice bike but needs new rims. I like the front wide flange hub and plan to have it rebuilt with a nice alloy rim and stainless spokes. The "sacrilege" would be to replace the rear wheel with a S-A 3 speed IGH. I would take off the FD and RD, and all the cables along with the downtube shifters and clamp. This will leave a nice clean line. I would like to mount the shifter on either the top tube or on the down tube near where the DT shifters are now. I also would like to change the crank and front sprocket to a single speed 52t.
When I ride either my MTB or my Fuji road bike, i ride with a 52t or 50t front sprocket and some where around a 13t to 15t. What sprokets do you recommend for that lazy day and that downhill with a 3 speed.
Reasoning is that here in Cambodia with the rain and dust a IGH will be much better than a derailleur and where I live in Cambodia is really flat.
So What do I need?
Initial list I know I want to purchase:
27" SA 3 speed hubbed rear wheel 36h alloy rim
170mm SS 52t Crankset
Rat trap type pedals
So What else Do I need and what do you suggest.
Shifter of some sorts?
Here it is as I left it in the States