Classic 3 Speeds



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1966 Bendix Torpedo.
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And by the coaster break, the first battle scar...
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Shifter...few options. Trigger, twist or...
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...which due to some unfortunate knob design choices looks completely phallic. Tried stock, painted or knob turned around to try to make it look less so and it still completely looking so, like this example above. The grabbing Sachs joke got old quickly. So I’m going with a Screamer knob instead.
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Early 60's Raleigh, originally black and all rusty. 3 speed with coaster brake. I had planned on using it as my ride to work bike, 3 miles daily, but my neighbor wanted it badly so it was sold.
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Early 60's Sears, made in Austria. Bought for 8 bucks at the thrift store in Grand Forks, ND. The 3 speed hub looked like a SA but was made in Germany.
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My WestPac bike, a 60's Hercules with SA 3 speed with coaster brake I took with me on The Big E for the 82/83 cruise when I was in the Navy. I rode it in Philippines, Hawaii, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. This pic is Nov 1982.
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Shimano 3CC that I rode for years with no problem. Twist grip shifter with cable run through the tank.
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Sachs 3 speed with coaster brake on a 65 Continental. The smoothest hub of all I've used.
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3 speed SA with coaster on a hd wheel from an 80's Emory on my 53 CWC custom.
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Picked this up for $40 on letgo a while back. Just got it back from powder coating and working on getting it back together. 1970 schwinn breeze with SA 3 speed. Starting up a 69 schwinn racer with an SA 3 speed as well
 

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