Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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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$_xxa27$_27bbb$_2xxx7$_2hhh7The second is an Eaton’s Glider @ $95.00.

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

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3 responses

  1. Daryl

    Hi Greg, Really enjoying your blog. British made SuperCycles? I restore a lot of this vintage SuperCycle, usually single speeds. Could you point me in the direction of more info on the British connection. I did restore a 1973 3spd SuperCycle with A Shimano 333 3 spd in excellent condition. The frame was made in Poland.

    http://freelanderbicycles.com/collections/classic-bicycles/products/c-1970-canadian-supercycle-3-speed

    Take care, Daryl

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    March 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    • Daryl, there’s not much out there about Canadian Supercycles. Supercycle was a house brand for Canadian Tire (and still is). Bikes were sourced and re-branded from several sources including, lower end Raleighs and CCM bikes in the 50’s and 60’s, Japanese bikes (Bridgestone for one) in the 70’s and I would guess Chinese and Korean bikes today. If you type “Supercycle” in the search box on the site I think a few items will pop up.

      March 13, 2015 at 9:05 pm

  2. More…
    A one piece crank and Sturmey Archer gears =CCM supplier and British hub/shifter
    Cottered crank and Sturmey Archer gears = Raleigh supplier
    Cottered crank and Shimano gears = Japanese (Bridgestone) supplier
    This only up until the mid/late 70’s

    March 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm

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