A very clean example on Kijiji last summer
The project bike, donated by film maker Alan Zweig.
This Galaxie was given a quick makeover and turned into a nice little 3 speed roadster. I would normally leave the paint on a bike as found but this example was pretty rough as it had been left outside for the better part of 10-15 years. The original Sturmey Archer hub was replaced by one from Community Bicycle Network on Queen and the bars from Bike Pirates on Bloor.
The bike was sold (at cost) to Josh, a student of mine. He didn’t really like it so he brought it back and swapped it for another one. It then went to Alexandra (student) who was deported last year and once again, the bike came back.
This bike was originally owned by another film maker, Don Mckellor
and can be seen in his short film, Hot Chicks on Bikes.
The bike is currently in my possession again.
It’s going to a new home this weekend…..
and hopefully it’s story will continue.
This could be a re-branded Robin Hood. Union Cycle Company. Currently listed on Kijiji Toronto for $300.00. It is a tall frame, Precision Engineered and Safety Tested!
Union Cycle is a bit of a mystery brand with bikes being built in Japan, Germany, Holland and England. Below, a nice Japanese version. You can see how closely they were copying an English bike.
To everyone that participated in this year’s show.
Photos to follow.
This Supercycle 3 speed, pulled from the trash 3 years ago, has found a new owner in Hamilton and is currently getting a make over. Photos to follow soon.
Coming soon, the Third Annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show!
Sunday July 27th at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.
When we were kids these shifters were known as “Nut Busters”.
Both bikes are currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
Film by Kathy Weinkauf.
The potential buyer wrote the prices out. $74.95 for the top of the line Superbe.That would come out to $467.29 today.