Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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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).

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trioThe Dunelt has a nice home made leather hub shiner…

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2014 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show!

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3 Speed Hub Workshop

Community Bicycle Network is holding a 2 day 3 speed hub workshop Dec 7th and Dec. 14th @ 761 (basement) Queen Street West.

Phone: 416-504-2918
Email: info@communitybicyclenetwork.org

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2013 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

A special thank you to everyone that participated and attended. This year’s show was bigger and better.

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Our banner blew down early and was quickly re-located on a couple of folding tables.P1100284

Brian from Peterborough arrived early with a good selection of 60’s and 70’s Raleighs and CCM’s, they didn’t last long…P1100285

The 1963 CCM Imperial Mark III in the foreground soon found a good home.P1100287

A couple of souped up CCM Flytes.

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A trio of vintage Raleighs. A 1967 5 speed Sprite (quite rare), a 1973 Superbe and a 1976 Tourist.P1100292Roger T. brought his 1885 Penny Farthing and invited the brave to climb aboard.P1100293 P1100295 P1100297

A crazy hump back Schwinn.P1100298

CCM Path Racer.P1100300

Not too sure…P1100311

A trio of Superbes arrived.P1100312

Another satisfied Customer.P1100314 Jet Fuel arrived with a good selection of vintage CCM’s.P1100317A nice ladies’ Tourist on displayP1100325Andrew’s CCM Flyte.P1100327

Martin from Hoop Driver Cycle did a brisk business.P1100328 P1100331Another CCM Imperial Mark III in very good condition.P1100334

Dan’s Western Flyer got a lot of attention.P1100338 P1100340

Another Superbe for sale.P1100342

As well as a N.O.S Raleigh Tourist.P1100349

These 2 bikes both found a new home.P1100350


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Coming Soon/Summer 2013

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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

$50.00/Business

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.


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The $30.00 Bicycle

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.

Currently running a 1963 hub.

Total expenses to date:

Bike-free

Back wheel-$10.00

Shifter and new cable -$10.00

New brake cable-$5.00

New bell-$5.00

Here’s a ten speed version in the same colour.

Here’s another one for sale @ $140.00

A Japanese leather Speedic saddle.

And finally, here’s a 10 speed version spotted in Kensington.