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Old 07-23-12, 08:02 PM
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3 Speed Question

Alright--I'm super addicted to the English 3 Speed thread and now believe I will die if I don't own a 3 speed of my own at some point in the near future.

I'd particularly like a Raleigh, but I'd be open to pretty much anything English (anyone getting rid of a Robin Hood? lol) Forreal, though, if anyone is looking to sell, fill me in, please!

Now, to my real question:
There's a '73 Raleigh Super Course being sold close by. Is that a decent bike to convert?
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Old 07-23-12, 08:55 PM
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I'd jump on the Super Course if you are up to converting it and it is a deal. It's a good frame with Reynolds tubing. It could be made into a really nice 3-speed. With alloy bars, stem, fenders, and wheelset you could make a real English 3-speed that is significantly lighter than anything 3-speed that came out of the Nottingham factory up until the 70's -but still a Thoroughbred Raleigh.
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What part of TN are you located in? I have a three speed hub built in a 27 inch wheel just waiting for a bike.
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If you build a 3-speed out of a super course, don't skimp on fenders and chainguard. And don't get the lightest you can find.
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What part of TN are you located in? I have a three speed hub built in a 27 inch wheel just waiting for a bike.
Nashville currently. But I'll be in Knoxville at UT on August 12.
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Nashville currently. But I'll be in Knoxville at UT on August 12.
Buy the SuperCourse if it is a good deal. Bring it with you when you come to UT and I will help you convert it.
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Thanks for the offer, man. If you don't mind, I'll keep you in mind and contact you if I'm in need of help?

But--someone beat me to the Raleigh.
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Too bad! Just came back from a 10 mile ride along the river on my (Raleigh made) Glider.....I came to realize that it is the bike I always grab when I just want to go for a ride. I've got the Peugeot converted to 5 speed but want to convert it to IGH 3-speed (I have the hub and the rim, just waiting for winter to buy spokes). Something else will come along, and don't feel bad buying a decent one for a good price - its worth the ride.
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I believe it! Now I just have to wait for something else to come along!
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I have a 1953 Hercules...............interested?
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