Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Working on the Phillips 3-Speed

Finished the Phillips bike. Walked to work; rode home.

(EDIT 2/19/2014 - The Phillips is a 1971 English 3-Speed. I rode it in stock form last winter, but decided on some upgrades. I re-tapped the bottom bracket shell to standard English threads, and re-built the original hubs into new alloy double-walled rims. I can't say it makes a huge difference, but the stopping power is improved. Steel rims in snow means a little planning is needed before you come to a real stop.)

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