Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


Glider Progress Update

Coming together…


I bought some tires today and some bearings for the BB.

I’ve put a ’71 hub on the back and we’ll see how it works out. Front rim is a Dunlop.


It’s quite amazing how well 50 year old British chrome will clean up.


I used a pipe lined with cardboard to straighten the crank on this ’61 Superbe.

Big Chief from the 3 Speed Forum says:

“The best check is to put the pedal back and test ride, but you can save some time by holding a spare crank arm against the one you’re adjusting. When the light between the two arms is symmetrical like this, you’re close. This arm was badly bent. I took this picture before I did the test ride and it was spot on. No wobble. Didn’t need any further bending.”



It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I had put the Chain ring from the Glider on this bike as a place holder. It’s come off and back to it’s original place.


I’ll probably use this vintage Wrights composite saddle.


It’s made of some sort of rubbery material that is still in good shape and very comfortable.

4 responses

  1. David Toffoli

    Is that a vintage Stickley desk back there? Nice.

    June 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

  2. Nice looking! Be sure to post the bike when you’re finished.

    July 2, 2017 at 11:26 am

  3. Will do.

    July 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm

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