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The October Three Speed Ride has been CANCELLED, and a bit about the future of in-Portland Society events

Hello friends, due to low engagement I've decided to cancel the Three Speed Ride originally scheduled for Sunday October 10th. I'm bummed, but I need to direct my energies appropriately. I was hoping that the pent-up demand for organized bike rides as COVID restrictions loosened would mean a lot of people would want to ride… Continue reading The October Three Speed Ride has been CANCELLED, and a bit about the future of in-Portland Society events

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Three Speed October starts NOW (or really yesterday)

Hello friends of three speeds! The annual Three Speed October Challenge started yesterday, Sunday October 26th. And I am here to remind you that it is not too late to register if you want in on the action! You can find all registration info here. Yesterday I took my first ride of the challenge, as… Continue reading Three Speed October starts NOW (or really yesterday)

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Husqvarna 1939, the search for a three speed bicycle

Enskede Tweed finally goes three speed!

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Back when I was a kid, my father modified an relatives old 1940’s bicycle. It was well used and my father had an idea of mounting a set of wheels on the bicycle that was collecting dust in the garage. After some adjustments and mechanical wizardry, he got the bicycle running. I was about that age that I needed an real bicycle so he gave me the old bicycle as an everyday ride. There I went, with the seat lowered as much as possible. To school, the shops, riding to friends and one or two occasionally ride to the hot dog stand for a snack.

To be honest, that bicycle had an huge impact on me. Not only because it was my very first adult bicycle I used at an regular basis. But more of the wheels my father had mounted. They were laced with Sturmey Archer hubs, drum brake…

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SOTS Blog · three speed challenges · Three Speed October

The Three Speed October 2021 Challenge starts NEXT WEEK! It’s not too late to register.

I've been hosting the Three Speed October Challenge since 2016. The concept of the challenge is simple: Ride your three speed during the month of October! Here are the basic stipulations of this challenge: Ride a three speed bicycleThree times a weekAt least three miles (5 km) each tripFor at least three weeks during the duration of the challengeDuring a five-week period… Continue reading The Three Speed October 2021 Challenge starts NEXT WEEK! It’s not too late to register.

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Three Speed Newswire: Mid September 2021

The Superbe in Rose City Park. 19 Aug 2021. Camera: Olympus Superzoom 160. Film: Kodak Ultramax 400. Hello all! I realize that this blog collects dust more often than not, so I figure one way I'd remedy that is by regularly sharing three speed blog posts and stories I've found on the web. I realize… Continue reading Three Speed Newswire: Mid September 2021