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