Listed as a CCM built bike, the crank and chrome fender cap look English to me.
The chain guard appears to be Canadian.
Bruno, from Italy, has sent some photos of his various projects. Although they’re not English (my preference) they are Sturmey Archer equipped 3 speeds.
Hello again Greg,
It’s Sunday … I attach here a few pictures of some bicycles that I recently bought on line and restored, all Swiss, same bike even though the factory logos are different, wheels 28, same women’s frame, many aluminum parts (brake levers, chain guard, rear rack), all with the sensational “Sturmey Archer” three-speed transmission; I did a soft restoration (total cleaning, vintage new saddles, grips, complete wiring, tail lights);
I still miss and am looking for some more aluminium chain guards (pictures attached), if you have any info about them please, let me know.
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Bruno, from Italy has spotted this bike on Ebay and requests some info.
“Hello Greg, very kind, here it is, I have lost it for just a few moments on ebay, cost only € 70, if I could have restored it(saddle, pedals, cables, lights, etc.) would have become beautiful
I wait to know anything you discover
ciao and warm regards from Italy.”
“I have a couple of pictures of an English three speed “Super Cycle” bike, I would love to know more about it (name, model etc.), I need a place where to post them.’
It’s hard to see any detail in these photos but, The Super Cycle brand was used by Canadian Tire stores here in Canada. Bicycles were purchased form various suppliers over the years.
These included CCM, Raleigh, Bridgestone and others.
Input is welcome.
Not a 3 speed but an interesting bike all the same. A current Kijiji listing out of Montreal is this 1938 CCM Flyte. Listed at $1700.00 it’s a very collectable Canadian bicycle.
Although it sounds like a lot of money, $1700.00 is not an unreasonable amount.
This bike showed up today on Kijiji Toronto with an asking price of $350.00. I think I’ve posted this one previously. Since then I think it’s had some upgrades since then.
It was originally French racing blue but I had the royal so decided to use this as my budget for this bike was low.
The front brakes are Maillard /Sram drum and the rear are Scam/Sachs coaster .
When I bought the bike it had non standard 50T modern Shimano (square bottom bracket).which, being aluminium wore out along with the chain which was never compatible with the the Sram rear cog.
I removed this chainwheel and replaced it with a steel 44T and re-greased the bottom bracket bearings and head bearings .
I was pleased the bottom bracket wasn’t sealed as it was my intention to make it look older.
A reader sent this one in. Anyone have an idea what it is?
The current owner Patrick from Mayo Ireland who I recently sold it to has in my opinion done a superb restoration .
Not knowing what it was before restoration he chose the current decal shown in the pictures supplied.
Reader Samuel S. has sent some photos of his Robin Hood restoration in progress.
It is a work in progress, I just ordered some parts from Harris Cyclery, and have been polishing up the chrome while I’m waiting. So far its cleaning up nice, I will get some pics together once the parts come in. Your site is great thanks!
Here are some photos of the 1968 Robin Hood, It was a gift from Shawn Granton, the founder of the Society of Three Speeds here in Portland OR. He is a gentleman and a scholar! I have started cleaning some of the rust off the chrome with water and tin foil, seems to work like magic. I took the old break pads off and have some Kool Stop Continentals to put on. So far I ordered, a Sturmey Archer Trigger, a S.A. 3 Speed shift cable, cork grips, and Kenda Black wall tires, some tubes, and a new 1/8″ chain. I plan on looking for some “rat trap” style peddles at the local bike co-op. I want to install new break cables as well. I have no experience working on three speeds and limited experience with bike mechanics in general, so this will be a good/ fun learning experience. I have really enjoyed exploring your website. I will send more pictures as this project progresses.
Reader Diarmuid C. writes:
“I thought be interested in seeing some more of my Bicycles. I’d love a mention on your site, I’m from Limerick Ireland .The bicycle here is a 4 speed BSA I bought at Charleville (Ireland) vintage show for 120 euros .it has unusual front rod brakes. I’ve cleaned all the dirt and grime and plan to leave it distressed.”
Another submission from Diarmuid C.
“This is the Royal Enfield I restored myself.It was used as a film prop in the Irish Film drama “Rebellion “just before I bought the bike, it was at one stage a 3 speed before it was converted to to single.I decided to make it 3 speed again with a Dyno hub.I Had a lot of trouble fitting the carrier because the rear axle isn’t Long enough to accommodate the mudguard brackets and the carrier.So I mounted the mudguard brackets on a separate bolt behind the axle. I’ve included before and after pictures”
I decided not to paint this bike for the time being. I was anxious to get it back together and take advantage of the warm fall weather. Costs to date:
Bike purchase @ $50.00
New Tires @ $32.00
New Cables @ $18.00
New Brake Pads @ $6.00
Brake lever ferrule @ .40 cents (Outrageous!)
The chain ring crank needs to be straightened and I’ll repaint later.
Saddle is OK for now but will look for a vintage leather one.
I’ve also replaced both calipers with “newer” versions to do away with the proprietary earlier ones.
Took it for a shakedown ride today and have a few adjustments to make.