Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

Sturmey Archer

1969 CCM Galaxie

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.


1960 Oxford 3 Speed

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.


Thank You!

To everyone that participated in this year’s show.

Photos to follow.

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New Home for an Old Friend

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.

p1050588The work in progress below.

-551 -552 -553 -554 -555Below the almost finished bike.

P1120997 P1130001A NOS CCM chain ring!


CCM Galaxie


Vintage Raleigh

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His and Hers Vintage Raleigh (Eatons) Gliders

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Vintage Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Shifters

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Sturmey Archer Hub Posters



Vintage Sturmey Archer Oil Cans


NOS Sturmey Archer Twin Shift 5

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1969 Raleigh 5 Speed Sprite

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Sturmey Archer 5 Speed Shifters

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Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed

Raleigh Fireball 5 Speeds

Two Raleigh Fireballs featuring the short lived 5 speed internal hub and the Twin Shift 5 stick shift.

When we were kids these shifters were known as “Nut Busters”.

Both bikes are currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.

CCM Galaxie Rat Bike

Alan Zweig’s old CCM Galaxie has been modified with a vintage Wrights saddle, not leather but a composite material. It’s actually very comfortable.

The bike as it originally appeared.

A short video with Don McKellar riding the bike.

Film by Kathy Weinkauf.

Yet Another 1973 Raleigh Superbe

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show This Weekend

Response to the show has been very positive, so we’re expecting a good turn out of bikes to show and for sale. Come on down!

12:00 noon – 6:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Vintage Raleigh on Kijiji

CCM Galaxie

CCM Galaxie in original condition for sale on Kijiji Belleville.

1967 CCM Imperial Mark II

Currently offered for sale on Kijiji Belleville.

1969 Raleigh Catalogue

The potential buyer wrote the prices out. $74.95 for the top of the line Superbe.That would come out to $467.29 today.

Street Bikes

Old CCM…….

Raleigh 3 speed Ladies’ Sports.

Single speed Raleigh Tourist.

Assorted Bicycles Around the City.

A somewhat rare Bridgestone bicycle.

A Raleigh built Eaton’s Glider.

A Raleigh built Eatons Road King.

Not Sure about this one….

Another Glider.

A somewhat bare Raleigh Superbe.

A Ladies’ 3 speed Raleigh Sports.