Old 11-19-11, 04:09 PM
accidental 3 speed geek
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hello from smelly, overcrowded NYC; the world's largest shopping mall

Hi gang,
I'm Tom & I'm new here as a result of vintage bike part & mechanical searches brought me to the forum a few times.
I used to zip around on a Ross coaster when I was a kid, which I changed and modified the components on every spring. I was on a year-round swim team when I was a teenager and rode about 10 miles everyday from cross training. Then the hippy fairy came along and turned me into a slob for the next 25 years until I discovered Paris' Velib bikeshare program. Things got pretty bad a few months ago when I salvaged an orphaned early 60s Nottingham 3 speed sports from the NYC sanitation dept.

And that's how I find myself here...looking for pointers on the care & feeding of an old Sturmey Archer AW hub; looking for BSA threaded nuts and bolts, whitworth spanners, pedal parts...blah, blah, blah.

It's bad enough that I collect guitars, fiddles and mandolins. Now, I have managed to attract three more old English 3 speeds to my pile-o-stuff.
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