Not a 3 speed but worthy of a mention. A nice clean. original bike at a reasonable price.
Currently available on Kijiji Toronto @ $160.00. The seller writes:
Vintage 1972 Raleigh Carlton Glider 10-speed road bike.
21.5-inch fully lugged and brazed frame made of TI-Raleigh proprietary 2030 high tensile tubing. Frame set made by Carlton in Worksop , England and bike assembled for Eatons by Raleigh in Nottingham. Chromed forks.
Sold by Eatons of Canada as a Raleigh “Truline Glider”.
Should fit a rider from 5’4″ to 5’9″ approx.
Most Eatons Gliders were single speed, 3-speed or 5-speed cruisers. This is one of the higher-end 10-speed racing models with Carlton frame and French and English drive parts.
Weinmann aluminum alloy brake levers with Carlton hoods
Weinmann aluminum alloy brake callipers – front and rear
Raleigh crank arms &
Raleigh chainrings (40 & 52 teeth)
Simplex front derailleur &
Simplex Prestige rear derailleur
Simplex gear levers and
GB aluminum alloy handlebar,
GB aluminum alloy handlebar stem
See many more pics of the bike here:
This is the banner that appeared on Kijiji for this Raleigh built 3 speed Glider offered @ $135.00.
3 speeds are now hip!
Not sure what year this is but hope to find out…
Rod, lever and drum brakes!
It must weigh a ton! I was going to have a look at this one yesterday but it had already sold. Just as well, really as I have too many bikes as it is!!
Last photo of this one for the time being.
1938 Hercules Falcon
I’ve attached an older, broken in Wrights saddle that’s more period appropriate.
Sara from Phoenix sent me these photos of her bike that she’s selling.
a 1980 Raleigh DL-1. She’s owned the bike for 28 years and is ready to find a new home for it. She’s asking $500.00. Located in Phoenix. Email address:
I think I’m finished with this for now.
I re routed the gear cable through a fulcrum and a cable guide, put on some vintage block pedals and a bell.
I also shortened the ends of the handlebars by about 1 1/2″.
The price of £6:8:0 for the 3 speed version converts to $672.00 in today’s money.
A solid investment for a working man in 1938!
Now I just need the weather to co operate….
This repair shop opened last week on MacDonell just north of Queen Street West.
Parkdale Bicycle Shop
A neighbour was throwing this out yesterday so I grabbed it for a quick makeover.
I have a few students in need of transportation. It’s a Eaton’s Competition, Japanese parts, assembled in Canada by Beekay. Probably from the late 70’s early 80’s.
It appeared a quick fix/ cleanup. I switched the bars for some inverted North Road bars but discovered a broken bearing in the bottom bracket which I’ll try to replace today (Sunday).
Urbane Cycles on John is open at noon and should have the bearings and a couple of new crank pins as well.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Eagle. Disreali Gears dates it form 1974, so this could be the actual date of the bike.
Below is what the bike probably looked like originally.
Unusual and eclectic export model made for the Caribbean/ South/Central American market, 7 years after Raleigh dropped the Rudge name in the US and UK markets.
I’d like to find one of these.
I did manage to sell a bike at the show. This 1953 Humphrey (CCM) found a good home and on the plus side, I didn’t buy a bike!
Thank you to everyone that attended and participated. This years’ show was even better than last years.
A few photos.
Photos by Kyle Schruder
Another tall Superbe that may be for sale tomorrow at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show.
This bike was purchased at the Toronto Vintage Bike Show last year. The owner is a young Actor friend who wishes to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons). He used it in a short film and literally beat the hell out of it.
It was given a quick fix and is ready to ride again.
Note the period correct sparkle hand grips.
Another possible bike at the show is this NOS 1962 Automoto. Atomoto was a French manufacturer that was purchased by Peugeot in 1959.
UPDATE! this bike also found a new home at the bike show last week!
This 1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist may very well be at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show this Sunday.
Asking price, a reasonable $400.00
There was a famous Toronto cyclist named Rob McLeod.
At the 1933 Canadian Cycling Championships Bob McLeod won all three official races (half-mile, mile and two-mile) and George Crompton finished second in the two-mile race. In June 1934 Crompton, McLean and McLeod finished second, third and fourth in a championship race at the Canadian National Exhibition track.
McLeod represented Canada at the 1934 British Empire Games (Commonwealth Games). He surprised the world by beating a very strong field to win the premier cycling event of the games – the 10-mile race. In addition McLeod came second in the time trial.
When he returned home McLeod received a hero’s welcome. He was carried up Bay St. in flag draped chair by a large group of Toronto messengers (including Crompton and McLean) to the CNT messenger office.
All three CNT messengers continued to race each other in 1934 while trading victories at various distances. Crompton and McLeod would be crowned Canadian champions in 1936 and they would go on to represent Canada at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
The store carried Meteor and Falcon bicycles.
My neighbour, Dan collects and sells rat bikes from the 40’s and 50’s. This is his Road Master.
Made by the Chain Bike Corp. they eventually changed their name to Ross.
Here’s a Ross that showed up today on Kijiji.
Not sure what this model is ( looks like a Superbe) but a very cool bike at a reasonable price. It has a rear Dynohub as well. Listed on Kijiji Toronto @ $ 270.00.
A clean and original 3 speed Supercycle, circa 1965. Note the period correct cable braids.
Currently listed on Kijiji Toronto @ $175.00
A British built 3 speed for the for Sears, A J.C. Higgins from the early to mid 1960’s. Note the nicely broken in leather saddle. Listed for $175.00 on Kijiji Toronto.