|Meet Binnie. Courtesy: Mark.|
Most English 3-speeds were built with fenders and chaincases or chainguards, and an internal gear hub that can withstand the wet English weather. They were built for transportation, and they were built to last. That is why so many of them are still around.
|Nice touch - Binnie has a pump holder. Courtesy: Mark.|
For more on English 3-speeds, check out Sheldon Brown's website, or better yet, listen to his September 25, 2005 podcast.