This bike showed up on Kijiji, Toronto today at a very reasonable $35.00.
Listed as an on old English bicycle, it’s actually from India and would be the good basis for a vintage Path Racer.
28″ wheels, rod and lever brakes, drop bars and a double top tube!
This bike showed up on Kijiji this morning. A 1975 Eatons Glider 6 speed, hand built in the Carlton Workshop.
It sold in a matter of minutes. A very collectable bike that’s really a re-branded Carlton Corsa…
A catalogue page for the 1974 Carlton line. Not sure why there’s a guy in a dirty smock loading a shotgun….
This example recently sold in England for $600.00. Although Carlton was part of the Raleigh family their bicycles were still hand made for the most part.
From the web:
“The Corsa was an ordinary steel framed bike, with a steel, cotter pinned chainset. The wheels had chromed steel rims. The gears were by Huret. The brakes were centre pull Weinman. There was a sticker on the frame saying ‘TI Raleigh’ tubing. The forks were chromed on the bottom half – a desirable feature at the time.”
This could be a re-branded Robin Hood. Union Cycle Company. Currently listed on Kijiji Toronto for $300.00. It is a tall frame, Precision Engineered and Safety Tested!
Union Cycle is a bit of a mystery brand with bikes being built in Japan, Germany, Holland and England. Below, a nice Japanese version. You can see how closely they were copying an English bike.
This Supercycle 3 speed, pulled from the trash 3 years ago, has found a new owner in Hamilton and is currently getting a make over. Photos to follow soon.
Coming soon, the Third Annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show!
Sunday July 27th at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.
Not really I bike I would normally be interested in, this Raleigh Sprite was at the show yesterday and it seemed to have my name on it. Leather saddle and new tires.
I did sell a CCM Imperial earlier so felt somewhat justified it taking this one home. My wife, however was not as keen……
Thanks to Brian and Suzanne from Peterborough.
An interesting sketch from the archives.
The Velocipede Rink and baths at the corner of Phoebe and Soho (Toronto) circa 1869.
Velocipede is an early term for a bicycle.
Film by Kathy Weinkauf.
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.
A mysteriousl Raleigh Tourist from the mid 70’s that’s been left to the elements. Although branded as a Tourist it lacks the proper rod and lever brakes as well as some other distinguishing features. It has some very nice original accessories including the Raleigh brand headlight as well as a drum brake. A similar bike and story here.
Update. I had left my number on this bike and the owner did call me saying that he intended to fix this one up.