Vintage English 3-Speed Bicycles


English three-speed bicycles were manufactured from the 1930s through the 1970s but are still popular around the world today. Learn about English three-speed bicycles from a vintage bicycle expert in this free video series.

Series Summary

Vintage bicycles are different than antique and classic bikes. Vintage typically means more than thirty years old. An antique bicycle is generally going to have wooden rims and they may have a steel cladding over them. People tend to use the terms classic bicycles and vintage bicycles interchangeably. A classic bike could come from many different eras maybe only five years old, it's generally some model that had some defining factor that changed the way bicycles are looked at or there is something unique about it. English three-speed bicycles have been long out of production but are still popular means of transportation throughout the world in places like India and China. In this free video series, learn about the each aspect of the English three-speed bicycle. Let our vintage bicycle expert show you how to identify an English three-speed. He also discussed years of production and how to find out the age of your bike. Next, he goes over each part like frame features, tires, rims, front fork styles, chains, sprockets, saddles, hubs, brakes, handlebars, fenders, racks, lighting and accessories. Finally, learn how to find the serial number on an English three-speed. Find out if you are riding around on a replica or a real English three-speed bicycle.

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