Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

Sturmey Archer

Vintage Dunelt 3 Speed

A two-tone Wrights saddle.

Phillips 3 Speed

A Phillips headbadge.

The seat post graphic.

Raleigh 5 Speed

Keeping Your Bikes Organized.

More Street Bikes/Vintage Raleigh

Some of the original orange paint can still be seen.

Raleigh Superbe on Kijiji

This one has the somewhat rare Dyno-Hub.

Rare 1967 Raleigh 5 Speed Sprite

A nice bike but @ $500.00 a bit overpriced.

Raleigh Sports and Superbe

Both of these bikes are currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.

1979 Chrome Raleigh Superbe

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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.

Triumph 3 Speed

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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.

Sturmey Archer

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More Street Bikes

A mid 60’s Raleigh Superbe complete with the Dyno Hub front wheel generator.

A Supercycle 3 speed , probably early 70’s.

A Supercycle branded headlight and sparkle bar tape.

An Eatons Glider, 3 speed of course.

A Columbia coaster.

And a 1958 CCM 3 speed.

Raleigh Catalogue 1956

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Raleigh Superbe Update.

My 1973 Raleigh Superbe has been modified with the addition of a vintage Wrights saddle and a set of vintage leather pannier bags.

The Superbe was the top of the line model which is a surprise as I would have thought the Tourist was.

1972 CCM Galaxie X 2

Here’s one that’s quite complete and original except for the seat.

This one’s been given a tasteful makeover.


Raleigh Price List 1973 and Catalogue 1972

Raleigh Price List and Catalogue 1977

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.

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

History of Sturmey Archer Triggers by Martin Hanczyc

The PDF file can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:


Raleigh Handbook/Owner’s Manual

The Current Fleet

From front to back, a 1957 Flying Pigeon with drum brakes, my everyday 1975 Raleigh Superbe,a 1967 AMF Hercules, the re-vamped 1967 CCM Galaxie and the mid 70’s CCM Supercycle Rat Bike.

The $30.00 Bicycle

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.

Currently running a 1963 hub.

Total expenses to date:


Back wheel-$10.00

Shifter and new cable -$10.00

New brake cable-$5.00

New bell-$5.00

Here’s a ten speed version in the same colour.

Here’s another one for sale @ $140.00

A Japanese leather Speedic saddle.

And finally, here’s a 10 speed version spotted in Kensington.

1968 Hercules 3 Speed

Vintage Sturmey Archer Shifters

1953 Humphrey and a 1963 CCM Imperial Mark ll

A nice original 1953 Humphrey 3 speed. Humphrey Bicycle and Motor Company was a subsidiary of CCM and produced lower priced bicycles to compete with the British imports.

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A 1963 CCM Imperial Mark ll.