An unexpected three speed: Heavy Duti 2.5

The Heavy Duti enters the three speed fold…

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At the same time I dropped off the Raleigh Superbe’s rear wheel at the shop, I also dropped off my long-neglected Schwinn Heavy Duti. The 2.0 version had a good run for about a year and a half, but needed work. I fully intended to drop it off in January, when the shop was slow. Then I got broke, and didn’t get money until right around pandemic broke. The bike wasn’t a priority. But now is a good a time as ever to get some bike work done.

One thing I wanted done was the front rack. I swapped the smaller Wald basket with the Wald “Pizza Rack” on the Raleigh Crested Butte. I wanted the Crested Butte to be a lighter, nimbler bike. And I figured that the Heavy Duti should live up to its name’s potential: a freight hauler. With a giant porteur rack and a rear rack…

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