Community Bicycle Network will be holding a workshop dealing with 3 speed hubs in the near future. Check their website in a week or so for details.
This one’s been messed around with but could be brought back to original. The Dynohub and lights are all intact.
Reader Marco B. writes:
I had it for I’ve 15 years and it was purchased new by previous home owner in 1973.
I just finished cleaning her and she looks and works great but I did have to get new tires. Also just ordered a old but in good condition blue and white seat to match better as the white seat on the bike is a little damaged but there is a white tool bag as well.
I saw this poster from 1938 for sale last week at the st Lawrence Sunday Antique Market. The seller was asking $650.00 and wouldn’t let me take a photo. This is a shot from the interweb.
This bike is also for sale on Kijiji Toronto. It has the rear wheel Dynohub option.
Here’s a nice shiny example of a Raleigh built Glider for the Eatons Department store chain.
It can be found on Kijiji Toronto.
I was cleaning out someone’s garage today and found this.
From the 1969 catalogue.
Another vintage bike on Kijiji Toronto. A vintage HerculesTourist. The seller doesn’t state the year but I would think from the 50’s..
or $621.75 CDN.
There’s a good article here on refurbishing a 1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist.
Again, using the inflation calculator, the British price of 6 pounds and 11 shillings for the 3 speed model converts to $587.00 today. So even back in 1938 buying a bicycle was a considerable investment.