Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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3 Fall Favourites

Now that fall has arrived here in Canada it’s time to think about putting the bikes away. I’m not an all season rider. These three 3 speeds are my everyday bikes with the Canadian built Superbe seeing the most action. I’ve probably spent the most money on the Superbe over the years from initial purchase @ $160.00 to adding new tires/chain/pedals/pump/brake pads etc.

The vintage saddle bag was $10.00 and the vintage Brooks saddle $80.00.

P1140309From the left: 1964 Glider, 1973 Raleigh Superbe and a 1967 Dunelt.

I like to add some oil to the hub and pump up the tires before they’re retired for the season.

Also I leave the shifter in the 3rd position to take the tension off the indicator chain.

The bikes are hung in the garage and I will occasionally go out and give the back wheel a spin and run through the gears just to circulate the oil.

Also, a little Proofide can be applied to the saddle(s).

P1140306

trioThe Dunelt has a nice home made leather hub shiner…

P1140315

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7 responses

  1. Sean Gallagher

    Niice!! Thanks for the tips!!!

    Sent by magic

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    November 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

  2. “Now that fall has arrived here in Canada it’s time to think about putting the bikes away. I’m not an all season rider.”

    Well, it looks like high time to convert an old rigid-frame MTB to a monster three speed with studded tires, er, tyres! (And hub brakes!)
    😉

    November 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  3. Nice pack of machines…Keep it up, yo.

    November 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  4. Michael Mitchell

    Yes nice pack of machines indeed, though for me the Superbe really stands out.

    I look forward to getting my hands on a Superbe before the snow flies, and to restoring it over the winter. I have been studying up on how to perform regular maintenance on the AW hub……….wish me luck.

    September 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

    • Now’s a good time to buy one as the market has cooled off.

      September 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

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