Vintage 3 Speed Bicycles

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300th Post/Vintage Bicycle Posters

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Seems a Little Extreme…



1969 CCM Imperial 700/ 3 Speed

For sale on Kjiji Guelph.

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1948 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist



1967 Raleigh Catalogue

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Vintage Hercules Tourist

Another vintage bike on Kijiji Toronto. A vintage HerculesTourist. The seller doesn’t state the year but I would think from the 50’s..

$(KGrHqMOKpYFJJ-60F)ZBSVGRGghRQ~~48_20 $T2eC16hHJH0FG2!3sRbWBSVGRYT18w~~48_20 $T2eC16N,!)EFIplVDyBOBSVGRnpv(!~~48_20 $T2eC16ZHJIEFHR1jQEEUBSVGR6EG5!~~48_20Below are a few pages from the 1953 Hercules catalogue.

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or $621.75 CDN.


Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show Photos

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1934 BSA Bicycles



1965 Rudge 3 Speed

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1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist

There’s a good article here on refurbishing a 1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist.



1955 BSA Catalogue

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1938 BSA Pricelist

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Another 3 Speed Video


3 Speed Hub Mechanics Explained (Somewhat)


1965 CCM Continental w/Rear Dynohub

This popped up on Kijiji Toronto today.

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Schwinn Speedster 3 Speed

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1969 Raleigh Catalogue

02Note that someone has written the price of $74.95 on the page, under the Superbe. A quick check of the inflation calculator reveals that this same purchase would cost $590.00 in 2013. I don’t think that you could find anything comparable today for that amount, taking into account the bike came with a leather saddle, a pump, a rack, a Dynohub generator and front and rear lights.


1957 Schwinn Corvette 3 Speed

Another 3 speed currently available on Craig’s List @ $250.00. Located in Parkdale, Toronto.

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Yet Another Raleigh Superbe

This one is currently for sale in Parkdale, Toronto.

Here’s a link to the ad on Craig’s List

All in all a very nice bike with all the accessories.

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Hercules AMF 3 Speed

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Old Raleigh Adverts



Supercycle 3 Speed

$(KGrHqZHJDoFIS3m+NWPBSJ0)oKZvg~~48_20 $T2eC16V,!y8E9s2fjtksBSJ0yDkGD!~~48_20 $(KGrHqVHJFQFIhlF0332BSJ0yQIsqw~~48_20This from a Rob:

Mid to late sixties, senior public and early high school in Richmond Hill – the gold Supercycle racer was definitely the bike to have. I remember a leather seat and steel rat-trap pedals – and of course the coolest guys removed the fenders. Several of my friends had gold racers.

I never managed to own one but modified my Raleigh 3 speed roadster by flipping and reversing the North Road bars and adding my own leather saddles and steel pedals – very hip. We rode those 3 speeds everywhere – the “Hill” in those days was pretty rural – loads of dirt roads and farmers tracks to explore.

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for one of these I don’t think they were all that common – nice find. I did though manage to dig up a 1965 Raleigh roadster – blue and pretty complete , awaiting restoration.

I’m sure I found this add on Kijiji Toronto. The bike is not mine.

I remember the late sixties as well and it seems to me that we all started to think of the 3 speeds as a “kid’s” bike since the older teenagers were all getting 10 speeds, a grown up bike.

I still prefer the simplicity of design and function of the internal hub and find no need for all those extra gears.


CCM Continental 3 Speed

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1950’s Rudge 3 Speed

$T2eC16V,!zMFIcF)D!llBSH-LFw78g~~48_20 $T2eC16h,!yYFIbVC!qgFBSH-LTUW,!~~48_20 $T2eC16J,!wsE9suw)yL-BSH-Ld6tgQ~~48_20 $T2eC16R,!yoFIejWvwQZBSH-LrEPOQ~~48_20 $(KGrHqV,!lsFIBoiyJWTBSH-L5PeZQ~~48_20 $T2eC16d,!)MFIcGkFz-NBSH-MLey)g~~48_20 $(KGrHqR,!qIFIYQbR(zEBSH-M(NSig~~48_20 $(KGrHqFHJCkFIKvbt+BqBSH-M0nYE!~~48_20This one’s currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto @ $500.00 or best offer.


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