All the dust and must and rust none withstanding this bikes major issue was the lack of a shift cable, or rather a complete one.
Amazon came through with the six dollar Sturmey archer 3 speed cable kit so I am good to go right..?
episode 6 goes over replacing and adjusting a 3 speed shift cable, thank you Bike Man!
With the shift cable fixed it was time to take care of a few other items. The foil cover on the shifter housing had come loose so a little Elmer's glue, a make-shift clamp (cardboard and vise grip) and I had it reaffixed.
|1976 is that yankee doodle I hear?|
|Nope, definitely Rule Britannia|
I then did a quick ride to be sure the bike shifted and stopped before listing it to craigslist. Given enough $$ and space an old English 3 speed would definitely be in my quiver, also this bike is unique in my experience in that is a 23 inch seat tube model and its in sky blue. Most of the 3 speeds I see seem to be smaller and either black or brown with the occasional bronze green thrown in. I am , however, currently an unemployed apartment dweller, not to mention an old fat man living in a hilly neighborhood so I had to be realistic about keeping a 3 speed for myself.
Still it has some cool features. I really like the look of the original handlebar grips,
Until next time, and hopefully the exciting conclusion of the Peugeot UO-10, Ride.Smile.Repeat.