Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


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19 responses

  1. ’73 Eaton Glider 3 speed in the house. or on the bus. or in the street. Love the photos.

    June 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    • diarmuid considine

      Hi there,

      Any chance you can tell me how to post something on this site ? I cant fid anyway of contacting the site.


      October 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

  2. Hello!

    I just bought a Canadiana bike off kijiji for $30, and the only thing I can find on the internet about the brand is your post! The fenders are the same, the frame matches, logo, etc. Mine’s in a hell of a lot rougher shape than the one you posted pics of though. Do you know any more about the brand?

    June 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    • I’m not an expert but I would say that these were English built (Raleigh) bicycles. The cottered crank is the evidence and that they were probably branded Canadiana for sale in either a department store chain or a hardware store chain. Anyone else care to weigh in?

      June 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  3. Mohamed

    Hi there I am Mohamed from Singapore, I am very interested in all UK made 3 speed sturmey Archer – road bicycle, Raleigh ,BSA,Hercules etc; can any one sell me with reasonable price. my contact email ( thank you

    August 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

  4. Hello, I’m trying to find a seller who was at the Vintage Bike Show in Trinity Bellwoods a few wks ago. You actually posted the bike that I’m looking for:

    Do you know who the seller was of this bike or where I can reach him? If not, do you know of any current sellers of a green 1973 Raleigh Superbe in good condition? I’d prefer one that has been cleaned up with new tires. If not, any recommendations for a Toronto shop that has a good selection of vintage bikes (like the Superbe) that I could contact? Thanks so much for your help!

    August 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  5. Steve Rowe

    Just bought a Raleigh DL-1 for my wife and am looking for a local shop that can fix me up some new alum wheels with a 5 speed hub that will work with the Rod Brakes? Do you have any suggestions? I am also on the look out for a men’s 60’s of 70’s Raleigh Superbe
    that would suit a 6’4″ ( my modern well mid 80s vintage racing bike is a 64cm). we are just north of Toronto provide the broker with a commission in the form of craft beer or the like.


    December 13, 2013 at 11:09 am

    • The rod brake bikes use a very specific rim. You could call Hoop Driver Bicycles and talk to Martin. As for a tall Superbe, they do show up on Kijiji frequently. If you can wait, there’s the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show coming up in July.

      December 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

  6. John Wente

    Check you blog. None of your images are showing up today (3-26-14). Would love to see some of the old bikes.

    March 26, 2014 at 8:10 am

  7. Michael McK

    Hi there Greg. I’m the new current of the BSA Airborne bike you have posted here in your site. I’m about to re-list it for sale and I’m wondering if you could possibly remove the price that is listed at the top of your post. This will be an ebay sale and I’m sure there will be some research done by potential buyers so any indication of the asking price may hurt my final value. I greatly appreciate this consideration. Thank you. Mike

    September 18, 2014 at 11:02 am

  8. Baz Smith

    Hi, Greg.
    Contact me for a selection of Sturmey Archer three speeds I’ve restored. A Raleigh Superbe and my daughter’s “boutique” dressed up Raleigh, A near museum quality Canadian built Raleigh, and my Dutch Gazelle.

    February 1, 2015 at 11:26 pm

  9. Susan Leander

    I have a 40 year old Phillips 3 speed. Needs some work. How much should I ask for it? Any help is appreciated.

    July 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

  10. Cassandra

    Hey, just wanted to say your blog is great! My husband and I have just recently gotten into biking, and are really enjoying it. We just pulled a his and hers matching set from the trash. They are supercycle from Canadian tire, but I’m not sure on the year. The gear shifts are on the neck of the handle bars, maybe that will help? They are really cool bikes, I can email you pictures if you are interested in seeing them; I think they are a good find, but I don’t know much about vintage bicycles.

    August 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  11. Curtis Saxton

    Love this style bike better than all others. Had a Hiawatha back in the 70’s with twist grip shift and three speed hub. Now 40+ years later I have 5 bikes with Sturmey Archer hubs including 2 1973?? John Deeres.

    September 24, 2016 at 1:17 am

  12. Bruno

    I have a couple of pictures of an English three speed “Super Cycle” bike, I would love to know more about it (name, model etc.), I need a place where to post them

    March 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

  13. Jarg

    Hello Greg, I am from The Netherlands and so far I have rescued three nice English threespeeds from the local thrift stores. Two Raleighs and a BSA. I am in the process of cleaning and finetuning them. I like to keep them original and will not touch the paint. Nice bicycles. I think one Raleigh is from the fifties, the other Raleigh from is from the seventies or early eighties and the BSA is from 1967. Shall I sent you some pictures? I did a autumnish photoshoot today! Thanks for your great blog!

    November 8, 2017 at 8:10 am

    • I sent you an email but it bounced back.

      November 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

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