Trash or Treasure? You Decide!
A neighbour dropped off this rough Supercycle frame last night. I suspected that it was another Raleigh re-brand. The small Made in Canada sticker is the same as the one on my Canadian made (assembled?) Raleigh Superbe. The serial number, RN851730 decodes as R (Canada) N (October) 8 (1978).
Supercycle Gran Sport
To everyone that participated in this year’s show.
Photos to follow.
Comprehensive information on Dynohubs can be found here.
Lots of information and posters etc can be found on the Sturmey Archer Heritage site.
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.