There’s a guy in my neighbourhood (Parkdale) that always has a few vintage bikes for sale. I bought my first Raleigh 3 speed from him a few years ago and he delivered it to my house.
He locks them up at the north end of Sorauren Park or sometimes on Roncesvalles.
Here’s his latest offering. A tall Raleigh Sports 3 Speed.
My friend Adam gave me a set of shorty fenders yesterday and I think they’re a nice addition to this project.
I don’t really care for these folding bikes but this one is quite nice and priced well @ 280.00 ($240.00 without the Brooks saddle.
Can be found on Kijiji 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.
Another Raleigh built Eatons Glider 3 Speed for sale last week on Kijiji Toronto.
From the pedals it looks like it’s from the early to mid 70’s.
I can’t remember the asking price but recall it being quite reasonable.
This ones for only the most serious of bicycle collectors. Priced at $25,000.00 (YES) it’s a NOS (New Old Stock) 1939 Raleigh Tourist in unrestored showroom condition.
A more reasonably priced bike on Ebay @ $399.00. A mid 60’s Huffy 3 speed that appears to be very clean.
This ones currently on Ebay with an asking price of $1795.00! Very complete with some period literature included.
The price includes the shipping charges as well..
An early 1960’s Supercycle 3 Speed built for Canadian Tire.
On Craig’s List Toronto for $150.00.
A clean Eatons Glider 3 speed currently on Craig’s List Toronto for a reasonable asking price of $200.00.
Built for Eatons by Raleigh in England.
Another find on Kijiji Toronto.
Made in Canada for Simpson Sears and Simpsons!
In the last week several Raleigh Superbes have popped up for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
A ladies version @ $250.00.
Another bicycle found on Toronto Kijiji. A late model Raleigh Tourist @ $300.00
Here’s a good looking Superbe for sale on KIjiji Toronto. Appears to be all original and correct. Reasonably priced at $350.00.
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.
A good looking but expensive bike.
These two Raleigh Superbes popped up on Kijiji Toronto this morning. The first one with an asking price of $575.00 the second at $350.00
Blog subscriber Chris has sent me some photos of a couple of his vintage bicycles.
“Here’s my 1977 Tourist. I’ve had this bike for two years now, and just love riding on those big 28” wheels! I would like it if I had a full chaincase, but you know, its a great looking bike as is. The rod brakes are a bit sketchy, but they sure are cool. Before this, I had a Sprite five speed, that was a great bike. But when this showed up locally for sale, I couldn’t help myself. I still have the Sprite, though it does duty as a Moped now, as I fitted a Chinese engine kit to it.”
The second bike below.
“Now here, is the Mystery~Bike! Enjoying as I do my bicycle rides, I figured I’d get my girlfriend a great old bike too. I found this locally, and snatched it up for $75. Around here, a Sprite 5 speed goes for $250. (We have a plethora of Hipsters out here in Victoria) 28” wheels!! Replacement bars I’m sure, and a sloppy flat black paint job. But I have to say, I think it’s just beautiful!
The plan here is to to take the bike apart, clean and polish everything, Paint and stripe it, and then ride the tyres off of it!! The cream 28” tyres and black handgrips are here already, and now that I have taken the photos, I’d better get busy getting the bike ready to ride. I will be making a chain guard for it, or if I get really rippy, perhaps a chain case. “
I took old faithful out for a ride today. My 1976 Canadian built Raleigh Superbe. It’s not a show bike but I do put a lot of miles on this one, and everything works the way it should. Certainly one of the best hubs.