Sturmey Archer hub overhaul workshop, Wed 24 April

Society Of Three Speeds

Well, this is exciting!

Society of Three Speeds is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our first ever workshop! This class will be taught by expert mechanic Patrick Loftus, who has overhauled many an AW hub in his day. It will be held at the Community Cycling Center (1700 NE Alberta St) on Wednesday April 24 at 7 pm.

Learn how to overhaul a Sturmey Archer three speed hub! Veteran bike mechanic Patrick Loftus will open up an AW hub, dismantle it, and reassemble it in working order during this ninety minute workshop. Participants will learn about lubing and adjusting cables while learning some theory and history. Bring your own three speed as we may be able to help with adjustments. Please note that this is otherwise NOT a hands-on workshop.

Limited to nine people.

Price: $20 for Society of Three Speeds members, $25 for non members, plus service…

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Bike Touring Workshop, Sunday 2 June 2019

Hello friends! It's time I offered up another one of my Bike Touring Workshops! This one will happen during Pedalpalooza, Portland's month long bike fun festival. I'm expanding the amount of participants to ten so there'll be more room! This workshop will happen on Sunday June 2nd, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at Rivelo,… Continue reading Bike Touring Workshop, Sunday 2 June 2019

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Three Speed Adventure April 2019 Challenge

The Robin Hood path racer project at Mount Tabor. See, a three speed can climb a hill! This is reposted from Society of Three Speeds. Hello friends of Three Speeds! I skipped Three Speed October in 2018 so it's been a year since the last challenge. And yes, it's time for another challenge! Announcing Three… Continue reading Three Speed Adventure April 2019 Challenge

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Of farms, daffodils, Tweed, and beer: A weekend in the Skagit Valley, 14-17 March

I've mentioned previously how Emee and I won't be able to make it to the Lake Pepin Three Speed Ride this year. While it's definitely a bummer, there are other smaller yet similar rides in the area we can do to give us the feel of Pepin without going the distance. Like the Dandy Daffodil… Continue reading Of farms, daffodils, Tweed, and beer: A weekend in the Skagit Valley, 14-17 March

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Not going to Pepin this year.

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello friends of three speeds. I made some noises about wanting to head out to Minnesota (and Wisconsin) in May for the annual Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour. But it looks like that isn’t going to happen, at least not in 2019.

No, it’s not because I’m over the event, or over three speeds. It’s just the practical complications: Emee won’t be able to go because of work stuff, and while I can go solo if I really want to, it’s more fun to go with someone else. Plus, while self-employment means my schedule is more flexible than in the past, I’m pretty broke right now so I should save my cash. And this year is shaping up to be a pretty busy one for me in regards to travels and bike rides. Something has to give.

Still, I feel a twinge of sadness about not going to Pepin. I’ve…

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