gear & wheelset question
Last summer I picked up a complete Armstrong 3 speed. I needed an old Sturmey for a rat bike project. But before I used it I did a little playing around. Now I'm kicking around building a s/s out of whats left.
Would I be better off looking for a 700 wheelset? It came with 26's.
Also, the front gear is a 46 tooth. I'd like to keep it but not sure what rear gear I should run. The bike might be a little small but it did ride okay. I was thinking of leaving the patina and replacing a few things.
On Edit: I'd like to do this on the low buck.
Thanks for any help
thats a 3speed? how do you change gears?
if you use 700s you won't be able to run brakes
There seems to be plenty of room for 700s.The old brakes wont work,but newer standard reach brakes should fit.
I would suggest stopping now and starting with a better bike as a foundation. You will wind up replaceing EVERYTHING including the frame before you are done.
Originally Posted by Michcruiser
If you are into old bikes, that's one thing. But, if you are trying to get a reliable bike up and running quickly and on the cheap, it's not gonna happen using that as your starting point.
It's winter time. You can find complete bikes cheap on craigslist because people aren't riding them yet rent comes every month. Easier to buy now before people get spring fever and are in the market for buying bikes.