| Need a high quality replacement fork for a 59cm 1966 Atala Record model. Contact me with any leads/comments. Thanks.|
| Here is a great Peugeot that was found on ebay. This seller also has a Raleigh sprite and another Peugeot. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7219601823&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT|
| It's a bit tempting. But I thought....do I really need another Peugeot.....I have so many of them.....but then I realized - I've had many Peugeots - but sold them all. I actually only have one U-08 left. Maybe I'm just holding out for that PX-10.|
| How do I connect a 3-speed cable to the little chain in the back tire?|
What kind of screw do I need?
| You are missing the cable anchorage, that's either a Sturmey Archer or Suntour rear hub, the part can be found at Harris Cyclery:|
Look at the part titled "extra anchorage".
You may be able to find this at a local bike shop, but they may only sell it with the whole cable, unless you happen to have a rather old shop that may still have a good parts assortment.
I also noticed that you have the no turn axle washer in the wrong place. (Its the tabbed washer that is under the axle nut), the washer with the tab should go on first, and the tab should extend into the dropout slot. This is there to keep the rear axle in a fixed position.
| Man they sell them right here on oldrhodes.|
on page http://oldroads.com/fs_p_eng.html
| Hi I have seen guys build up fixed gear, single speed, and even a coaster brake on older road bikes with 27" rims. I would like to build up a bike using a 3 speed SA hub with coaster brake. The frame would be a 1978 LeTourIII. Has anyone built up a bike like this the 3 speed SA hub. Thanks for the advice.|
| I finished building my latest one a couple of weeks ago. A Raleigh roadbike frame. I have forgotten what model. Laced up a pair of 559 size Wienmann rims . Rear is a 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster brake. Mounted some 1 1/4" slicks front and back. Am using a BMX brake caliper for the front. I very much like 3 speed roadbikes and this one with the fatter tires rides very well. Be certain to use one of the later coaster brakes. NOT the TCW. I has some serious possibilities of brake failure. AWC and S3C work pretty well, but run a front brake. The only other thing I can say is to be sure to the correct anti rotaion washers for the hub. I believe they are 10mm to fit the wider slots in the roadbike drop outs. Harris Cyclery list them I believe.|
The smaller inside chainwheel has worked well on all of mine . Just have to flip the dished rear sprocket around and play with the spaces some to get proper chainline.
Hope this helps.
| I also really like this, but three speed coaster brakes seem better to me for casual intown riding with full on fenders, baskets, and kickstands. I have a Bianchi, several schwinns and a trek like this. |
I use a non coaster brake three speed in a old LeJune for training, its got the larger outside chainwheel and you know that you are on a hill with it. I am thinking about using this bike in the bike across kansas this year. a coaster brake just won't give that fine controll you need in road conditions. I always carry a spare cable and shifter chain, and have needed it once(broke the cable end in the shifter lever forcing it on a hill)
they are a lot of fun, good luck, jason
| Hi guys. The reason for using the coaster rear hub is I can't locate a rear caliper with enough reach on the Le Tour. I do not want to use BMX style calipers. Not the look I want. Thanks for the tips on hub choice and the advice. Kevin |
| Been there ... done that.|
Whatever you do, keep/install a front brake! No road bicycle is safe without one.
Frame: 1962 Bianchi Corsa, low-end 26" wheel 10-speed
Front brake: steel Universal sidepull
Hub & rear brake: S/A 3-speed coaster
Gear select: Huret downtube friction(!)
Crank: Magistroni/Bianchi cottered steel w/ 40T ring
For several years, this was my theft-resistant commuter for my daily home -> UCLA -> work loop.
| By the way, thanks for the thread. I just figured out what to do with the surplus Peugeot UO-9 frame and Shimano 3-speed coaster hub I have lying around ...|
| Hi John. How are you? Yea, I'm still building my Frankenbikes as you once said. Gettin better at it too. Kevin|
| I'm working on a similar conversion, a Raleigh Gran Sport frame fitted with a Sturmey-Archer 4-speed FW, and other various goodies. |
I took a photo of it a few weeks ago with a pair of rims from my LeTour Luxe used as a mockup:
While I have the alloy hub shell, I'm still looking for the FW 4-speed (complete or internals). Anyone have one that they'd part with?
Also looking for a pair of Weinmann hooked-bead aluminum box-pattern rims, same as the ones in the photo, for this bike.
| I believe:If you google and type in the name Frank Berto it'll bring you up to the site of the former technical editor of Bicycling (late 70s-mid 80s)who was/is the leading authority on these hubs and had a unique way of adapting a freewheel body to the SA hubsets thus affordning a semi automatic 15 speed.|
| The toughest part of adding a cogset to an epicyclic hub to make a hybrid gearset is to find a long S-A axle. I really liked my standard wide-range S-A 3-speed hub with the cyclo 14-16-18-20 4-cog adaptor and an old Campag. Gran Sport derailleur (since the original pull-chain clockspring Cyclo derailleur was cr@p).|
| I've posted my beloved '76 Motobecane Le Champion on eBay! Thanks to the list for helping me learn more about this grand old marque! The listing is at|
| Hi Terry|
I have the exact same Motobecane, right down to the color, that I purchased from the original owner about 5 years ago. He bought it in 1980 for $800 (BIG bucks for a bike back then) and hadn't used it in years. As you know, it's a dream to ride, and I'm sure you'll miss it. Someone is going to get a really great bike from you! Good luck....