Currently offered on Kijiji Toronto.
SOLD to a friend of mine who was looking for a nice bike. Very complete, it just needs the pedals replaced with some period correct rubber ones.
This entry was posted on June 9, 2012 by greg chown. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with 3 Speed Hub, Eaton's Glider, Raleigh, Sturmey Archer.
What year is this bike? I just picked up an identical one from someone’s garbage at the end of their driveway. Would like to find out more info to get it running in top shape!
Thanks in advance!
November 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm
If yours is a 3 speed (as above) the date will be stamped on the rear hub, i.e. 72 6
1972 June. Look up Sheldon Brown’s site on English 3 speeds for more maintenance info.
November 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Thanks very much for the info Greg!
Sheldon’s site is just what I was looking for – tons of extensive info.
I haven’t done a thing on it yet, other than put air in the tires (the rear is a ‘coaster’ brand, looks original) for now.
Brakes are like hard plastic, seems like it hasn’t been used in many years though everything seems to work great.
I’ve never ridden a bike a solid as this or one with an internal hub gears for that matter, and for being made 40 years ago, wow. They just don’t make’em like they used to!
I feel pretty lucky finding it as I was actually looking for a quality dutch style bike (workcycles, azor, etc.) and was prepared to go to Urkai in Montreal (I’m in Ottawa) and pay a lot for one, but have no need now. The construction is simply superb.
I’ll be getting new tubes/tires first and go from there.
Is there a related forum that you know of for these bikes, to post some pics and chat more?
November 22, 2012 at 9:10 am
Sometimes a garbage find bike is your favourite. I’ve got two.
Here’s a good forum for 3 speed stuff:
November 22, 2012 at 9:48 am
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