A blog viewer (Rino) has sent in a short story about his vintage bicycle.
The bike was a gift from my brother – as he knew I was looking and looking for an old 3 speed as a go to coffee and grocery store ride. When I got the bike home I looked her over and got to work. It was a slower process than I wanted but they usually are. So her is what I did:
Another 3 speed that popped up on Kijiji Toronto.
A good buy @ $125.00 but located in Niagara Falls Ontario.
This ones also on Kijiji for $130.00.
Listed on Kijiji Toronto for $300.00.
Also on Kijiji Toronto is this Raleigh built Eaton’s Glider 3 speed @ $150.00.
This one popped up on Kijiji Toronto today @ $200.00. The ad claims it’s from 1953 but I think it’s a 70’s bike. Nice Brooks saddle.
Not a vintage bicycle but vintage in Spirit. Linus has introduced a tasteful repro headlight for their bikes. Saddle tool bag by Electra (vinyl), Brooks saddle and wooden rear rack from Canadian Tire.
There’s a guy who regularly has a couple of bikes for sale at the top of Sorauren Park. This is his latest offering. A mid 60’s CCM Imperial Tandem.
I don’t really see the point of these things but I suppose some find them charming…
This showed up on Kijiji Toronto this morning and I can’t find anything about it on the interweb.
This bike is currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto @ $500.00. Considering that the bike is tall, comes with a leather saddle, pump, bag, Dynohub, period horn and the key, the price is reasonable.
Despite the fact that I have several very nice English 3 speeds I tend to ride these 3 Rat Bikes more often. They were all virtually free.
The 67 Dunelt @ $40.00, The green CCM/Supercycle (free from the trash) and the 69 CCM Galaxie ($39.00 in trade).
It’s probably because I’ve invested more of my time into these and I’m not too concerned with their appearance.