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Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by sdframe, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. sdframe

    sdframe

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    Just acquired today! This bike is very close in appearance to my first 26 incher, which I got for Christmas, 1958.
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    And the seller threw these in, along with original truss rods!
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    I couldn't me more thrilled!
     
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  2. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    You ducky log !
     
  3. sdframe

    sdframe

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    I do feel fortunate. Here's an update:
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    And it's a nice rider with my three-speed hub.
     
  4. sdframe

    sdframe

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    The headlight actually works; all it needed was a battery. I found a skiptooth cog online that snapped right on to the Nexus hub! The only thing left for me to do is add a Sturmey Archer thumb shifter built for Shimano three-speeds. It's on the way
     
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  5. Wildcat

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    Looking good!

    I have the same twist shift on my Nexus and want to swap to a thumb shifter too. Let me know how the SA shifter works on the Nexus if you could. Thanks!
     
  6. Dizzle Problems

    Dizzle Problems

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    That is one good lookin bike!

    Also, for what it’s worth, the old 70s style shimano thumb shifters work with the modern nexus 3 too
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Wildcat

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    I've had that on my old Schwinn but the opposite, a nexus shifter on an old 3CCC shimano hub. It worked, but 3rd gear was 1 on the shifter and 1 was 3.
    I would use an old shimano thumb shift, but I can't find a good one, while there are tons of SA thumbshifters. I think the throw is different but I hope I'm wrong.
     
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  9. Dizzle Problems

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    The throw is different. But, SA does make a shimano compatible thumb shifter.
     

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