Vintage 3 Speed Bicycles

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3 Speed Glider

This tall men’s bike was on Kijiji Toronto last week at a reasonable price.

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New Purchase/1971 Hercules 3 Speed

Picked up a somewhat ratty hercules 3 speed the other day at a reasonable price ($80.00) The hub is poorly stamped but looks like 1971. Here are the before pictures. It has a Japanese “Speedic” leather saddle as well.

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Cool Cars in Toronto

Originally posted on Lost Toronto:

Spotted this vintage VW Beetle on Roncesvalles today. Complete with period correct accessories.

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Raleigh Superbe for Sale/Toronto

This one showed up today on Kijiji Toronto. Priced at $350.00 i don’t think it will last too long.

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Raleigh Laurentian 3 Speed

I think that this bike was made specifically for the Canadian market. Here’s a good example currently offered on Kijiji Toronto at a reasonable $140.00.

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Vintage Cleveland Bicycle at Aberfoyle

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More on Cleveland bicycles here.

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Crazy Rat Bike

My neighbour Dan, put together this Rat Bike from a CCM Rambler and his parts bin. The massive chainring is from an old exercise bike. It takes a while to wind up to speed…

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Vintage Norman 3 Speed

Can’t remember where I saw this one….

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His and Hers Bicycles

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.

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Vintage Victor Circa 1890

Spotted this one at the St. Lawrence Market last Sunday.

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CCM Continental 3 Speed

Another Toronto Kijiji ad, this one’s located near High Park with a very reasonable asking price of $160.00.

It won’t last long…

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CCM Galaxie 3 Speed

Here’s a clean example of a mid 60’s CCM Galaxie 3 speed offered at a very reasonable $100.00 on Toronto Kijiji.

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1956 Raleigh Sports

This one showed up today on Kijiji Toronto. The asking price is $450.00 or so and I’d be surprised if he gets any response considering the condition and the fact he says the gears don’t actually work….

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David writes:

The bike is a ’62. Looks like it spent many years outdoors before I found it. We had it as “garden art” in our back yard with flowers in the basket for probably 3 years. I started to tear it down to more easily dispose of it when I thought about building it up. I’m into vintage cars & it’s common to take an old car & modernize the mechanicals so I applied that to the bike. I regret that I had already thrown the fork out, but I cleaned up a rusty old chrome fork from another freebie & I don’t mind the look.

Newer head bearings & races, newer tapered crankshaft with older Sugino cranks & rings  (from a great bike shop in Guelph- Backpeddling), new 700 rims & tires, new drop bars. Just need to finish the brake pulls & cables to ride.
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Classic SA Shifter

I’d still like to find one of these…

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Bikes on Kijiji

Here’s a couple of 3 speeds currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.

A very clean Raleigh Superbe located in Newmarket for $225.00

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Next, a Raleigh built Eatons Glider with an asking price of $300.00.

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CCM Path Racer

My friend Hiep Pham put together this simple but elegant Path Racer from a bike he found in the trash.

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Eatons Glider 3 Speed

Another Glider on Kijiji Toronto priced at a reasonable $150.00.

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1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed

A nice example here with the super cool throttle shifters.

Currently for sale in Niagara Falls, Canada @ $525.00 which sounds a little high but then, what’s $500.00 worth these days?

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Girls Don’t Like Guys with 3 Speed Bikes!

According to this ad from Bendix promoting their 2 speed kick back hub.

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Raleigh Built Supercycle 3 Speed

Here’s another Kijiji Toronto item. Appears to be in very good condition but not sure of the price…

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Vintage 1972 Raleigh Carlton Glider 10-speed

Not a 3 speed but worthy of a mention. A nice clean. original bike at a reasonable price.

Currently available on Kijiji Toronto @ $160.00. The seller writes:

Vintage 1972 Raleigh Carlton Glider 10-speed road bike.

21.5-inch fully lugged and brazed frame made of TI-Raleigh proprietary 2030 high tensile tubing. Frame set made by Carlton in Worksop , England and bike assembled for Eatons by Raleigh in Nottingham. Chromed forks.
Sold by Eatons of Canada as a Raleigh “Truline Glider”.
Should fit a rider from 5’4″ to 5’9″ approx.

Most Eatons Gliders were single speed, 3-speed or 5-speed cruisers. This is one of the higher-end 10-speed racing models with Carlton frame and French and English drive parts.

Weinmann aluminum alloy brake levers with Carlton hoods
Weinmann aluminum alloy brake callipers – front and rear
Raleigh crank arms &
Raleigh chainrings (40 & 52 teeth)
Simplex front derailleur &
Simplex Prestige rear derailleur
Simplex gear levers and
GB aluminum alloy handlebar,
GB aluminum alloy handlebar stem

See many more pics of the bike here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/67726988@N04/sets/72157651279619569/

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Hey Hipster! Raleigh Glider for Sale!

This is the banner that appeared on Kijiji for this Raleigh built 3 speed Glider offered @ $135.00.

3 speeds are now hip!

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BSA Golden Clubman 3 Speed

Not sure what year this is but hope to find out…

Rod, lever and drum brakes!

It must weigh a ton! I was going to have a look at this one yesterday but it had already sold. Just as well, really as I have too many bikes as it is!!

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