Agreed. I did thousands of miles on my Raleigh 3 speed. Including touring with panniers and tents. We'd pop a little bigger rear sprocket on the back and a few extra chain links and have a lower geared set up and spin like crazy down hill. Given the current love affair with FG and SS bikes we had three times the choices of gearing.Originally Posted by mike
And the 28" Raleigh 3 speed I'm rebuilding. I loved riding it in Florida and have to admit to getting a real charge out of rolling by cyclists on their Ti and Carbon Fiber frames decked out in their lycra finest as I pumped away on Rt. 1A on this big old bike with bermuda shorts and a t-shirt. Nothing slow about that bike in the right conditions.