Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


1971 Hercules Update

This one has become my main everyday bike. The saddle bags are very handy for visits to the grocery or beer store. The mattress saddle was badly split so it’s been replaced with an old Wright’s composite saddle. The paint is rough on this one so it’s a good working bike.


I’m not sure what bike these bars and stem came from originally. I bought them from George at Parts Unknown, but I quite like them.



4 responses

  1. It’s nice to have a daily driver!

    Out of curiosity, how many running three speeds are part of the active fleet?

    December 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    • Last I counted…17 bikes. Ten 3 speeds and one Sturmey Archer 5 speed.
      Two of the 3 speeds will be going to new homes (former students)in the spring.
      So I would say four of the 3 speeds get ridden regularly and the rest less….

      December 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm

  2. Bazil Smith

    i have a set of those bars on my ’71 Superbe, and i like ’em too.

    February 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    • I noticed that. Perhaps they’re from a French bike?

      February 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

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