Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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Eatons Glider

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.



The Story of Brooks Saddles


3 Fall Favourites

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.

P1140309From the left: 1964 Glider, 1973 Raleigh Superbe and a 1967 Dunelt.

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).


trioThe Dunelt has a nice home made leather hub shiner…



1964 Glider Update

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.

P1140007 P1140008Even though I like the look of the inverted handle bars, I find them uncomfortable.

I’ll probably flip them back to their normal position.


1964 Glider Update.

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.

P1130758 P1130761After a thorough cleaning I started to re assemble.

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.

P1130764 P1130763 P1130766Mini fender supplied by George (the bike shop at the foot of Fraser).

Also had an old style thumb shifter in the garage.

P1130771 P1130769I also installed a bigger cog on the rear wheel. I’ll try it out and see…

New vintage style pedals from Martin at Hoop Driver Bicycles on College.

P1130768More updates to follow.

P1130772 P1130774All new cables and a new chain.

P1130776 P1130782 P1130780I 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!


Rudge DL-1, Britain’s Best Bicycle!

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.

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1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist

This 1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist may very well be at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show this Sunday.

Asking price, a reasonable $400.00

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Raleigh Tourist 3 Speed

Spotted on the street today.

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Vintage CCM

This one was spotted yesterday at the Liquor Store.

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Another Vintage Raleigh

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.

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Linus Path Racer Update

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.

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Original and Complete Raleigh Superbe

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.

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40,000 Hits/Raleigh Dawn Tourist

Thanks to everyone that’s been visiting the site.

Today’s post is a vintage Raleigh Dawn Tourist currently offered on Kijiji Toronto.

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$T2eC16N,!ysE9sy0hYpWBRcFVZNLow~~48_20 $T2eC16d,!)kE9s4,BL5tBRcFVfwLSw~~48_20Brooks saddle and tool bag, rear wheel Dynohub as well as  Sturmey Archer battery pack.

More Street Bikes

Canadian winters can be very tough on bikes left outside.

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A Raleigh Trent Tourist.P1080909 P1080911 P1080912

A ’63 CCM 3 speed.P1080915 P1080913

P1080916A rough Dunelt single speed. P1080917 Another Raleigh 3 speed

P1080918An Eatons Glider.

P1080919P1080920A CCM Galaxie.

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A CCM Imperial Mark IV

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Another CCM Galaxie single speed.

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And another CCM Galaxie 3 speed.

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show This Weekend

Response to the show has been very positive, so we’re expecting a good turn out of bikes to show and for sale. Come on down!

12:00 noon – 6:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

It’s full steam ahead. The first annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show will be held on Sunday July 29th in Trinity Bellwoods Park at the Strachan entrance. Everyone is encouraged to come out and show their bikes. There will be vintage bicycles and parts for sale as well. Vendor rates are $25.00 for individuals and $50.00 for a business payable in advance to the Community Bicycle Network on Queen or on the day.

Vendors are required to provide their own tables/booths.

Toronto Vintage Bike Show Update

We finally have a date for the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show.

Vendors tables will be available @ $25.00/Individual


Contact Community Bicycle Network to arrange payment

761 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

416 504 2918


Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Raleigh Tourist

A well worn Brooks saddle.

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show