This one’s currently on Craigslist, Toronto. A mid 60’s Raleigh built Glider for Eatons Canada. Obviously needs some work but could be a good basis for a project. Owner is asking $150.00.
Now that fall has arrived here in Canada it’s time to think about putting the bikes away. I’m not an all season rider. These three 3 speeds are my everyday bikes with the Canadian built Superbe seeing the most action. I’ve probably spent the most money on the Superbe over the years from initial purchase @ $160.00 to adding new tires/chain/pedals/pump/brake pads etc.
The vintage saddle bag was $10.00 and the vintage Brooks saddle $80.00.
I like to add some oil to the hub and pump up the tires before they’re retired for the season.
Also I leave the shifter in the 3rd position to take the tension off the indicator chain.
The bikes are hung in the garage and I will occasionally go out and give the back wheel a spin and run through the gears just to circulate the oil.
Also, a little Proofide can be applied to the saddle(s).
Last Sunday’s shakedown ride proved to be a bit of a disaster.
I had to stop en route to buy some wrenches to tighten various bolts (I needed a new set anyway and they were on sale).
Then the NOS brake cables I’d put on started to bind really badly. I think the ferrules were too small and were getting twisted in their housing.
Finally I locked the bike up outside the El Mocambo to see some (work related) wrestling and when I came out some Jackass had locked his bike to mine!!!
I killed some time in Kensington but when I returned it was still locked so I removed the Brooks saddle and the hand pump and took the streetcar home.
In any case, I got the bike back the next day and replaced the brake cables with some refurbished Sturmey Archer originals I had in the garage.
I’m still on the lookout for a mini fender (or fenderette) for the front wheel.
Today’s ride was a success and it’s one of the cleanest shifting hubs I’ve had.
I’ll probably flip them back to their normal position.
Here are some before photos of the bike that was purchased in Dundas Ontario last week.
I had a very productive day gathering supplies and parts for this current project.
A few new spokes on the back wheel, the bottom bracket got new bearings and was repacked as well as the stem bearings.
I re-used the original tubes but already had some new tires in the shed.
I find that old inner tubes hold the pressure better than modern ones.
Also had an old style thumb shifter in the garage.
New vintage style pedals from Martin at Hoop Driver Bicycles on College.
I like the old style 3 speed cable system with the carrier wheel at the back. I’m just missing the little hard plastic “stop” that holds the cable housing. I’ve made a temporary one out of a rubber grommet and a brake ferrule but will look for the proper piece today.
Total cost of this project to date:
Bicycle and vintage pump $100
New chain $14.00
New pedals $20.00
Assorted used parts $20.00
Cables/tires/pads and saddle I already had on hand.
Time to put together: Priceless!
Unusual and eclectic export model made for the Caribbean/ South/Central American market, 7 years after Raleigh dropped the Rudge name in the US and UK markets.
I’d like to find one of these.
This 1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist may very well be at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show this Sunday.
Asking price, a reasonable $400.00
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.
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.
Thanks to everyone that’s been visiting the site.
Today’s post is a vintage Raleigh Dawn Tourist currently offered on Kijiji Toronto.
Canadian winters can be very tough on bikes left outside.
A CCM Imperial Mark IV
Another CCM Galaxie single speed.
And another CCM Galaxie 3 speed.