Vintage 3 Speed Bicycles

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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.



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:

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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!



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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1938 Hercules Falcon Finale

Last photo of this one for the time being.
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I’ve attached an older, broken in Wrights saddle that’s more period appropriate.

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Bicycle Repair Manual

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Vintage Miller Bicycle Generator Lights :

Originally posted on a new recyclist:

I know there are a lot of battery powered lights on the market, but you can’t beat the pedal powered dynamo for instant readiness and low maintenance. Having a backup battery “stand light” is a good idea though, for when you are stopped, if you ride in totally dark areas at night ( e.g. the Fernleigh Track ) especially.

Here are some of examples of generator (dynamo) lights from my grandfather’s collection of bicycle paraphernalia. They are made by Miller of Great Britain. The generator is a 6V  and 3.24W output. They still work, although the lamp reflectors have dimmed somewhat and perhaps the generator magnets have weakened over time. A modern light and dynamo like the Shimano dynohub / Busch and Muller Lumotec combo on my Gazelle gives brighter results with less pedalling effort.

The little button opens the light to access the bulb. This light is mounted upside…

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Homemade Hub Shiners

Some leather and some inexpensive snaps and presto! Hub Shiners!

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Another Raleigh Superbe

This one appeared on Kijiji Hamilton today. Owner is asking $565.00….

It does have a factory installed battery pack option that I’ve not seen before as well as the Dynohub.

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$(KGrHqVHJCUFCmuQ88eDBQyPYmynF!~~60_12 $T2eC16RHJHEE9ny2q9jhBQyPYr)NVg~~60_12Here’s a 1949 SA hub and wheel on Ebay with a price of $850.00 (US). The seller is asking and additional $53.00 to ship to Canada with estimated import fees of $161.00! That’s some hub!!


Street Bikes

Here’s a single speed Flying Pigeon Light Roadster for sale down the street at Public Butter in Parkdale.

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P1140892Across town near Kensington Market I spotted a somewhat sad and neglected Superbe that appears to have been left outside all winter…

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Spring Has Sprung

The weather has finally turned around here in Toronto and I took Ol’ Faithful out yesterday for a ride.



1971 CCM Galaxie 3 Speed

Another CCM Galaxie for sale on Kijiji Toronto @ $130.00.

The two tone seat looks good.

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A Couple of Cool 3 Speeds

This is the 500th post on Three Speed Mania!!

These two 3 speeds showed up on Kijiji Toronto today.

First, a British made Supercycle offered at $135.00.


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This one appears very clean and original (except missing fenders) and very good value for the price.

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1981 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist For Sale

Sara from Phoenix sent me these photos of her bike that she’s selling.

a 1980 Raleigh DL-1. She’s owned the bike for 28 years and is ready to find a new home for it. She’s asking $500.00. Located in Phoenix. Email address:

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