Some of the original orange paint can still be seen.
Currently for sale @ $1500.00 plus shipping. According to the seller this was a display model used in Germany and Africa. Also note it’s fitted with a drum brake on the back wheel.
A late 60’s/early 70’s Triumph 3 speed currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
At this point in time Triumph Bicycles was owned by Raleigh.
The Superbe was the top of the line model which is a surprise as I would have thought the Tourist was.
Using the inflation calculator, the Tourist @ $97.60 would cost $365.85 today. I paid $425.00 for mine recently.
So they do hold their value.
This mid 70’s Supercycle by CCM was pulled from the trash recently and I decided to make it a little project. It appeared that the owner had started some repairs and then gave up i.e. new tires and brake pads.
The original Shimano “333” hub was discarded and replaced by a used Sturmey Archer back wheel and hub from Community Bicycle Network on Queen. Bike Pirates on Bloor provided the correct shifter and indicator chain. It’s not much to look at but a pleasant bike to ride and it’s been a good project to learn on. It will be going to good home come spring.
As it turns out this cast off Supercycle has turned into my main ride. It’s unassuming and very reliable for crossing the city.
Total expenses to date:
Shifter and new cable -$10.00
New brake cable-$5.00
A Japanese leather Speedic saddle.