Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

Posts tagged “Dunelt


Look After Your Bicycle!

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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).


trioThe Dunelt has a nice home made leather hub shiner…



2014 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

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2014 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show!

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1967 Dunelt 3 Speed Update

My friend Adam gave me a set of shorty fenders yesterday and I think they’re a nice addition to this project.

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Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show 2014

bike4I know it’s a bit early but we’re looking at Sunday July 27, 2014 for this year’s show. The location will be the south end of Trinity Bellwoods Park here in Toronto.

These girls won’t be there but others will.


Western Flyer 3 Speed

P1110377 P1110379 P1110381 P1110383A Western Flyer branded British 3 speed seen on the street. The orange/rust colour makes me think it might be a Dunelt.

Genuine English Lightweight!


1964 Dunelt 3 Speed

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Another Good 3 Speed Site

9549158_origCheck out Vintage Bikes RI.


Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show Photos

p1100285More photos of the 2013 show can be found at Vintage CCM.


2013 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

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


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.


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


Just a Reminder

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Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show

This Sunday!


1967 Dunelt Update

I’ve pretty much finished the work on this bike and have been riding it quite regularly.

P1090355I’ve shortened the handle bars by about 1″ on either end and swapped out the brake levers.

Along with the bars I, added a new (used ) stem. Both items from the Community Bicycle Network on Queen.

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P1090366I had some NOS cables in the garage and replaced all of the old ones including the old style shifter cable with a NOS pulley on the seat post.

P1090349 P1090350All that’s left to do is to true the wheels and, if I can find them, add some little mini chrome fenders.

P1090358    The name Dunelt is a combination of the names of two founders, Dunford and Elliot. Originally steel makers in Sheffield, started making motorcycles in Birmingham in 1919, many having Sturmey Archer engines and gearboxes.


Rat Bike Trio

Despite the fact that I have several very nice English 3 speeds I tend to ride these 3 Rat Bikes more often. They were all virtually free.

The 67 Dunelt @ $40.00, The green CCM/Supercycle (free from the trash) and the 69 CCM Galaxie ($39.00 in trade).

It’s probably because I’ve invested more of my time into these and I’m not too concerned with their appearance.

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1967 Dunelt 3 Speed Path Racer

I bought this bike for $50.00 in Hamilton a while ago and have been trying to modify it. I still want to swap out the handlebars for something not as wide.

I’ve added a vintage Wrights composite saddle and a period pump (a gift from Len at Mr. Used in Hamilton).

The Dunelt slogan was “Ride Awheel on Sheffield Steel”.

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After a day of riding I found the inverted bars too hard on the wrists and have swapped out the bars yet again.


The bike as originally purchased below.



2013 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

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Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show


Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 2.18.55 PMWe have a firm date for this year’s show.  Sunday, July 28th at Trinity Bellwoods Park here in Toronto. for more information contact the Community Bicycle Network.


Dunelt Crank



1967 Dunelt Skyliner

$(KGrHqRHJEUFEj,Be67CBRNKujP!+Q~~48_20I bought this bike for $50.00 last week in Hamilton. It has brand new tires and a Dyno Hub as well.

I’m in the process of converting it to a three speed path racer and will post more photos as the work progresses.

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.

Dunelt Firebird

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Vintage Dunelts x 2

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Coming Soon/Summer 2013

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Dunelt Firebird

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A rod and lever Denult.

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Vintage Bicycle Show Photos

Some great photos from last year’s show can be found here.

Photos by Edward in Toronto.

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!

New York Street Bikes-A Collection

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A small collection of vintage bicycles spotted in Manhattan over the long weekend.

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.

Vintage Dunelt 3 Speed


I believe these were also made by Raleigh.