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Three Speed (and owners) Spotted: Gazelle

Hello there, friends of Three Speeds! And Happy Holidays. I realize that I don't post on this blog as much as I should. Back in the olden days of 2013 or so, I usually had a post every week or every other week. I was just more enthusiastic back then: my love of three speeds… Continue reading Three Speed (and owners) Spotted: Gazelle

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Getting the word out, old school.

You know we here at Society of Three Speeds are old fashioned. If we weren't, would we like three speed hubs so much? Anyways, one of the old fashioned things we like to do is get the word out about upcoming events by paper means. We print up a bunch of post cards and send… Continue reading Getting the word out, old school.

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Reader Question: Tires for a Raleigh Superbe

This one comes in from a reader somewhere in Cascadia: I recently purchased a green Raleigh Superbe, possibly a 1968 model if the date code on the AW hub is correct. It's in pretty good shape, even has a working Dynohub! Of course I will need to replace the tires. I've been partial to the… Continue reading Reader Question: Tires for a Raleigh Superbe

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Three Speed Spotted: Ladies Dunelt

On a lovely summer like Sunday while cruising through Beaumont-Wilshire, I saw this lovely parked in front of the market. While a Dunelt in and of itself isn't extraordinary, I love how it exemplifies the idea of a humble, useful, and loved three speed. You can tell this bike gets regular use by the details:… Continue reading Three Speed Spotted: Ladies Dunelt

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A great day of three speed action: Friday 20 March

PRESIDENT'S NOTE: Yes, this post comes after the Three Speed Ride report, though it happened before. Sometimes you just need to bicycle backwards. Friday March 20, the day before the spring Three Speed Ride. I had a few laminated postcards with rubber bands so I could hang them onto handlebars of appropriate three-speeds. And amazingly… Continue reading A great day of three speed action: Friday 20 March

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Member bikes: Graveldoc’s Touring Tourist

This one comes from deep in the Ozarks. Graveldoc has a few three-speeds, but lately he's been giving his 70's Raleigh Tourist (DL-1) some attention. Namely, a new rear roadster rack by Red Barn Classic Bicycle Accessories in Harrisonburg, Virginia. (PLEASE NOTE: There are at least three bike companies/shops in the US named "Red Barn",… Continue reading Member bikes: Graveldoc’s Touring Tourist