Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


1969 Robin Hood

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for awhile….

I picked up an abandoned project bike a couple of weeks ago. A 1969 tall Robin Hood frame and a box of assorted parts.


The young man that I bought the bike from was frustrated by the cotter pins and moved on to a 1962 Glider project which turned out quite nice (photos to come).

This was a quick turn around as the bike, although in pieces was mostly there.


I installed a ’65 hub and wheel on the back and a Canadian made rim up front.

Tires are new and all the bearings were re-packed.

The saddle is leather, made by Pure City and was reasonably priced at $70.00 from The Bike House in Kensington Market.

Calipers levers and new cables were all included in the purchase along with new bearings, brake pads and other assorted useable parts.



A very nice trigger was also in the box.




I’m running an 18T cog on the back which I’ll probably swap out for a 20 or 22.

The chain is used.

All in all a nice project at a reasonable price.


I took the bike out today for a short shakedown ride and have some notes:
All in all, quite sturdy and rideable.
-One cotter seems to be loose and needs seating.
-Will swap out rear cog with a 22T next weekend.
-A fresh chain would improve the appearance.


2 responses

  1. curt saxton

    Great looking bike. So far I have no Hercules or Robin Hood but I’m still hoping.

    April 8, 2018 at 10:56 am

    • I have a saved search on Kijiji for vintage British bikes.

      April 8, 2018 at 2:16 pm

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