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.
We have a firm date for this year’s show. Sunday, July 28th at Trinity Bellwoods Park here in Toronto. for more information contact the Community Bicycle Network.
Don’t drink and ride, you might fall off.