Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member Michcruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Michigan Water Wonderland
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...TRONG004-1.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...MSTRONG003.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...MSTRONG008.jpg

    Thanks for any help

  2. #2
    Don't Hate. Ride Among Us's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thats a 3speed? how do you change gears?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Jamis XLT 2.0, Kona Fire Mountain
    Posts
    564
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if you use 700s you won't be able to run brakes

  4. #4
    %#&*#%>?% Build your own's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mass
    My Bikes
    Pake,Shogun,Nishiki,Motobecane
    Posts
    845
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There seems to be plenty of room for 700s.The old brakes wont work,but newer standard reach brakes should fit.

  5. #5
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    10,706
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Michcruiser View Post
    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.

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...TRONG004-1.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...MSTRONG003.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...MSTRONG008.jpg

    Thanks for any help
    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.

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •