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.
Just listed on Kijiji Toronto, this CCM Galaxie 3 speed appears very clean and original. Reasonably priced at $100.00.
A very clean example on Kijiji last summer
The project bike, donated by film maker Alan Zweig.
This Galaxie was given a quick makeover and turned into a nice little 3 speed roadster. I would normally leave the paint on a bike as found but this example was pretty rough as it had been left outside for the better part of 10-15 years. The original Sturmey Archer hub was replaced by one from Community Bicycle Network on Queen and the bars from Bike Pirates on Bloor.
The bike was sold (at cost) to Josh, a student of mine. He didn’t really like it so he brought it back and swapped it for another one. It then went to Alexandra (student) who was deported last year and once again, the bike came back.
This bike was originally owned by another film maker, Don Mckellor
and can be seen in his short film, Hot Chicks on Bikes.
The bike is currently in my possession again.
It’s going to a new home this weekend…..
and hopefully it’s story will continue.
My father rode a similar bike to deliver groceries for the I.G.A. on Roncesvalles.
My neighbour, Dan, is also into vintage bicycles. He mostly likes 50’s Rat Rod bikes that he customizes and sells. He currently has this 60’s CCM 3 speed Path Racer up for sale on Craigslist Toronto at a very reasonable $140.00.
Another Toronto Kijiji ad, this one’s located near High Park with a very reasonable asking price of $160.00.
It won’t last long…
Another CCM Galaxie for sale on Kijiji Toronto @ $130.00.
The two tone seat looks good.
This showed up on Kjiji Hamilton today @ $160.00.
A mid 60’s CCM Imperial Mark IV with a Life Long Guarantee!
Another 3 speed that popped up on Kijiji Toronto.
A viewer from Lakefield sent me some photos and a request to date her Canadian built Supercycle 3 speed. She writes:
I bought two matching bicycles, Supercycle, and was wondering if you might know where I could find info re: age, etc. I do have the serial numbers (E followed by six numbers). I’ve attached some pictures. I’m going away for a few weeks so if you do happen to have information on these bikes I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Anita, Lakefield ON
I quite like the green/chartreuse colour but I swapped the Shimano 333 hub and shifter for a Sturmey Archer system.
It’s a two colour application with a silver base and then the green on top.
A nice 10 speed below.
CCM supplied bikes to Canadian Tire that were re branded as Supercycles. Other suppliers include Raleigh and Bridgestone.
The bikes were often assembled from old stock.
Unlike Sturmey Archer, Shimano didn’t stamp a date on their hubs.
This want ad popped up on Kijiji today.
“I saw this bike on the street in very good condition and was wondering how
many of these are sitting in the basements or garages of houses in Toronto.
It is a 10 speed with a seat called Speedic.
I think I paid $60 for it back in the mid-seventies…at Canadian Tire you
can buy a new 18 speed mountain bike for $99, today…go figure. “
A well preserved Speedic sadldle, a Brooks knock off made in Japan.
“They are “sharp/detail/colour accurate” pics and with the bike being in such good condition (especially the
seat) it just brought back a great memory of a 13 year old purchasing a bike
that was far too big. I rode it, re-painted it (red) and had it stolen one day after
school while I was taking driving lessons offered by the school.”
Same colour but made in Japan.
Here’s another one for sale in Kingston Ontario.
Hope this helps.
I did manage to sell a bike at the show. This 1953 Humphrey (CCM) found a good home and on the plus side, I didn’t buy a bike!
This bike was purchased at the Toronto Vintage Bike Show last year. The owner is a young Actor friend who wishes to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons). He used it in a short film and literally beat the hell out of it.
It was given a quick fix and is ready to ride again.
Note the period correct sparkle hand grips.
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.
I gave this bike a little makeover this weekend with the intention to sell it. It’s time to purge a few of the non English bikes.
This is a 1953 Humphrey, a CCM subsidiary that was built in a factory on Bulwer Street here in Toronto. Bulwer is really a lane that runs from Spadina to Soho just north of Queen.
It has a composite Wrights saddle and some vintage Super Jet grips.
This bike passed through my hands briefly before finding a new home. I don’t know much about these bikes but this one appears to be desirable with some quality vintage components. What appears to be a mid 80’s Cro Mo frame with a mid 70’s Suntour Cyclone derailleur added to replace the original Shimano gears.
Additional research tells me it’s an UNO L.S. model.
The original owner of the Miele has opted for this very nice and original CCM 3 speed Elite.
Not a 3 speed but certainly worth a post. A good restoration of a vintage CCM single speed.
Not a 3 speed but I’m running low on content…
Still worth a post. Probably early 70’s judging by the pedals. This one’s for sale in Vancouver @ $250.00.
This bike is fore sale in Alberta at $500.00. It would appear to be a top of the line model with the front Dyno Hub.