which old bikes had thr shifters on the frame?


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bricycle

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Nov 18, 2009
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#2
well, 1933 and earlier... Elgin Chief (tri-coaster) and same for the 3 -spd Napoleon.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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#4
Like Bri said Sturmey Archer (SA) introduced a 3speed that could be fitted to most bikes. 1938 New Departure (ND) introduced the 2 speed which could also be fitted to most bikes. My '38 Iver Johnson Super Mobike with ND 2spd and '40 Columbia Superb with SA 3spd. V/r Shawn

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sam

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should be noted that corbin had an early kick back hub so no shifter. also there was a two speed hiwheel hub but it was again shifted I think before you mounted. Meads were tri coasted equipped--early on teens or earlier
 

slcurts

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Jan 30, 2013
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Any bike that used the Sturmey Archer quadrant shifter would have that shifter on the top tube. Those were used mostly in the 30's, with the SA K-series hubs. This bike is a 1925 Granby, made in England, that was updated in 1934 with the SA hub and shifter.
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