This guy in BC has a good stock of vintage NOS parts at reasonable prices.
Gone as far as I can on this one for now. I’ve added some saddle bags and just a general clean up and repacking of the bearings. I was going to route the gear cable over a pulley (installed) but didn’t have a fullcrum clip of the right diameter.
The pump is from the dollar store…
Total cost to date: Bike @ $80.00, New tires @ $30.00, new chain @ $10.00, NOS pedals @ $5.00, new shifter cable @ $8.00, new bearings @ $2.00, vintage saddlebags @ $25.00 = $155.00.
This bike belongs to a friend at work. He bought a house last year and the bike was left behind in the garage. It looked to be in a sorry state. After disassembly and a good clean it appears that the bike has spent most of it’s life unridden.. Originally equipped with a Shimano 333 hub I plan to replace with a Sturmey Archer rear wheel. I’ve posted about these bikes before.
A strange CCM/Supercycle hybrid.
Ads often pop up for His and Hers bicycles for sale. Couples often buy them together with the intent of getting out and more active. More often than not, it’s not the case. Before I was bitten by the 3 speed bug I bought a pair of Linus Gastons for my wife and myself. Later, I bought a Ladies Superbe for my wife but she didn’t care for it and I sold it at the bike show. I also found a nice pair of His and Hers Raleigh Superbes for my Father-in law and his girlfriend as well.