Vintage 3 Speed Bicycles

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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

1_1938_bsa_catalogue 2_1938_bsa_catalogueAgain, using the inflation calculator, the British price of 6 pounds and 11 shillings for the 3 speed model converts to $587.00 today. So even back in 1938 buying a bicycle was a considerable investment.


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

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1979 Raleigh Sports

Currently offered on Kijiji Toronto, a clean Canadian built Raleigh Sports.

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2013 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

A special thank you to everyone that participated and attended. This year’s show was bigger and better.


Our banner blew down early and was quickly re-located on a couple of folding tables.P1100284

Brian from Peterborough arrived early with a good selection of 60’s and 70’s Raleighs and CCM’s, they didn’t last long…P1100285

The 1963 CCM Imperial Mark III in the foreground soon found a good home.P1100287

A couple of souped up CCM Flytes.


A trio of vintage Raleighs. A 1967 5 speed Sprite (quite rare), a 1973 Superbe and a 1976 Tourist.P1100292Roger T. brought his 1885 Penny Farthing and invited the brave to climb aboard.P1100293 P1100295 P1100297

A crazy hump back Schwinn.P1100298

CCM Path Racer.P1100300

Not too sure…P1100311

A trio of Superbes arrived.P1100312

Another satisfied Customer.P1100314 Jet Fuel arrived with a good selection of vintage CCM’s.P1100317A nice ladies’ Tourist on displayP1100325Andrew’s CCM Flyte.P1100327

Martin from Hoop Driver Cycle did a brisk business.P1100328 P1100331Another CCM Imperial Mark III in very good condition.P1100334

Dan’s Western Flyer got a lot of attention.P1100338 P1100340

Another Superbe for sale.P1100342

As well as a N.O.S Raleigh Tourist.P1100349

These 2 bikes both found a new home.P1100350


1977 Raleigh Tourist

A very clean example currently for sale on Toronto Kijiji.

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More Street Bikes

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Rare Gold CCM Galaxie

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Time is Running Out!

If you’re planning to attend this year’s Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show there’s only one week left to get your bikes spiffed up for display!

We had a terrific turn out last year and will see even more rare and stylish rides this year.

Here’s a couple of links to photos from last year.

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Screen shot 2013-07-21 at 9.31.06 AMEdward in Toronto took some great photos as well.

Screen shot 2013-07-20 at 8.17.16 AMThere will be lots of vintage bikes for sale as well as parts and accessories.

Come on down!!


1967 CCM Sabre

This very complete bike popped up on Kijiji Toronto today for $155.00.

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Just a Reminder

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Vintage BSA 3 Speed

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Crazy Raleigh Space Rider 3 Speed


1955 Raleigh Built Robin Hood

A good buy @ $125.00 but located in Niagara Falls Ontario.

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Raleigh Sports

This ones also on Kijiji for $130.00.

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Still Another Raleigh Superbe

Listed on Kijiji Toronto for $300.00.

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Vintage Raleigh Glider

Also on Kijiji Toronto is this Raleigh built Eaton’s Glider 3 speed @ $150.00.

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Another Vintage Raleigh

This one popped up on Kijiji Toronto today @ $200.00. The ad claims it’s from 1953 but I think it’s a 70’s bike. Nice Brooks saddle.

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