Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

Here’s a rare bike for sale here in Toronto. An early 60’s Dawn Tourist.



The owner is asking $600.00 OBO.

Taking into account the condition, originality, completeness and original accessories, this price may not be too far off….





The ad reads:

I’m selling my RALEIGH Superbe Dawn Tourist from the 1960s.
This is a very rare British bicycle to find and I imagine this to be the only one of it’s kind in the GTA.
It comes complete with original saddle bag, ROD BRAKES, Internal Dynohub (lighting system), 3 speed sturmey archer gear hub, front & rear lights, original raleigh kickstand, full chaincase, rare white raleigh branded pedals, original Brooks b73 leather saddle & rare vintage Lucas “King Of The Road” challis style brass bell!

There are many features that make this bike very unique and collectible, including the front mudflap, full chaincase, hand pump, supplemental battery unit, locking front fork (with orig key!), white hand grips and matching pedals.
Lots of money has been put into preserving and upgrading this bicycle, the parts alone are worth my asking price.


My Dad Bought Me a Bike

Back in 1965 or so, my Dad bought me a bike. It was probably a Supercycle bought at the old Canadian Tire on Dundas. It looked something like this one.


Single speed with a coaster brake.


Even at $40.00 (1967 price), using the inflation calculator, it would equal about $320.00 today or close to half a week’s pay….

I liked my bike very much but by 1967 I really wanted one of these.


My dad and I went back to Canadian Tire, not to buy a new bike but to buy the accessories to convert my bike.

He repainted the frame in a nice sparkle finish green, added the ape hanger bars, new sparkle grips, a banana seat, sissy bar and perhaps monkey fenders.

The re styled bike was promptly stolen by some kid at school. We never locked our bikes back then. Somehow my Dad tracked it down and we went to this kid’s house to retrieve it. I’m not sure how my Dad found it or what happened to this bike afterwards, but I obviously out grew it and moved on to a bigger 10 speed.

Thanks Dad.

If anyone else would like to contribute a story on this theme please comment and I will post.


Ruff and Ready Robin Hood

Another bike on Kijiji, Toronto. A mid 50’s Robin Hood 3 speed. The owners are looking for an enthusiast to purchase and restore. Price is negotiable.

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Definetly a challenge, but worth somebody’s time.


Ruff and Ready…


Cragstan Vintage Bicycle Light

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The Story of Brooks Saddles


Homemade Hub Shiners

Some leather and some inexpensive snaps and presto! Hub Shiners!

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Vintage Bicycle Light

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Vintage Saddles

  • Picked up a couple of vintage leather saddles the other day.
    A Japanese Speedic and a Wrights.
    Both at a very good price.

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Archie Recommends This 3 Speed Shifter!

$_57-1A Bendix 3 speed shifter.

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1938 Hercules Falcon

It would appear that this bike was well documented by it’s previous owner, Tom. Some of his photos below as well as some vintage ephemera…

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Robin Hood Sherwood Arrow

Saw this one on Kijiji Kitchener. A Robin Hood Sherwood Arrow, year unknown but I suspect early 1950’s.

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the 1950 Raleigh Parts Calalogue

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My New Best Friend

I inherited this old oil can from my Wife’s Grandfather and it’s the perfect shape for oiling the rear hub (as well as other parts).


Vintage Cycle-Rite Lighting Kit

NOS Cycle-Rite lighting kit for sale on Kijiji Toronto. Original price sticker at $4.49 from Simpsons.

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Reproduction Penny Farthing Bicycles

Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 10.56.43 AMAn interesting company that sells reproduction antique bicycles and accessories.

 Rideable Bicycle Replica.

They have some well priced repro hairspring saddles and tool bags.

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Lucas Dynamo



Vintage Dorcy Speedometer

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Time is Running Out!

If you’re planning to attend this year’s Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show there’s only one week left to get your bikes spiffed up for display!

We had a terrific turn out last year and will see even more rare and stylish rides this year.

Here’s a couple of links to photos from last year.

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Screen shot 2013-07-20 at 8.17.16 AMThere will be lots of vintage bikes for sale as well as parts and accessories.

Come on down!!


Electra Repro Vintage Pedals

These are available online and at West Side Cycle on Roncesvalles.

On closer inspection I realized that the pads on these are plastic as opposed to rubber.

I prefer the S 3000 pedal available at Hoop Driver.

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Eatons Glider 3 Speed

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Raleigh 3 Speed Boys Bike

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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.

Vintage Accessories

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Lucas Cyclometer

A vintage accessory that attaches to the front fork and registers mileage.