[CR]Single-speed or three speed?

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From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 21:35:08 -0400
Subject: [CR]Single-speed or three speed?

Okay - so here is my last for the day!

Ok, apologies here was the email I did not originally sign-off on - ironically I typed the address incorrectly!

I have had some great replies to my period-correct email off-list - which is a bit unfortunate as there is good info which would be of interest to many on the list.

I think I have come down to building the Carpenter with either a three-speed hub or go with a single-speed. I like the idea of the former as it would be fun as a club-bike set-up. I was interested in reading Sheldon's views that the three-speed is looked down upon by many - I note that we don't really talk much about three-speed set ups on this list although they were aspects of the British club scene. How many others on the list have recently built a lightweight up with a three-speed hub?

Whatever, sounds like fun!

Paul Williams,
Ottawa, ON, Canada