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).
Community Bicycle Network is holding a 2 day 3 speed hub workshop Dec 7th and Dec. 14th @ 761 (basement) Queen Street West.
This mid 70’s Supercycle by CCM was pulled from the trash recently and I decided to make it a little project. It appeared that the owner had started some repairs and then gave up i.e. new tires and brake pads.
The original Shimano “333” hub was discarded and replaced by a used Sturmey Archer back wheel and hub from Community Bicycle Network on Queen. Bike Pirates on Bloor provided the correct shifter and indicator chain. It’s not much to look at but a pleasant bike to ride and it’s been a good project to learn on. It will be going to good home come spring.
As it turns out this cast off Supercycle has turned into my main ride. It’s unassuming and very reliable for crossing the city.
Total expenses to date:
Shifter and new cable -$10.00
New brake cable-$5.00
A Japanese leather Speedic saddle.