Re: [CR]Chinese 3 speeds?

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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:53:31 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Chinese 3 speeds?

In a message dated 6/23/02 1:14:52 PM, writes:

<< Would anyone know of a North American importer or distributor for

Flying Pigeon or any of the other Chinese 3 speeds with 28" wheels? I

want to make 2 Raleigh Tourists rideable. Currently their rims are

corroded beyond use, though they could be re-chroming candidates. It

might be cheaper to purchase a Chinese three speed.

Yes, I know some purists will scream about this, but I'm merely

looking to make one of these old bikes rideable for my daughter.

She's taken a fancy to the women's model.


The spirit is willing, but the flesh is middle-aged. >>


I have black painted Westwood style rims on hand (dutch origin?) in 28 inch; good tyres too. 36 hole only. Cost is $36.00 per rim plus shipping.

The paint will rub off sooner or later with caliper brakes. These are used by Pashley on a model with hub brakes after their rod brake supply was exhausted. It must be noted the hub brakes work much better than rods.

Let me know if I can help.

Gilbert Anderson

The North Road Bicycle Company
your bicycle outfitter
519 W. North St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
ph toll free in USA :800/321-5511
Local ph: 919/828-8999