I have the opportunity to buy a vintage CCM bike from the DIY bike co-op with which I volunteer.
I have two questions:
1. Can any one put a model name or an approximate date of manufacture to this bike?
2. How much was its original price, and what do you believe a fair price would be for this bike, given the following description.
I realize that CCM made a lot of mass-market bikes, and this bike looks like it's one of them, so I don't believe that I have any type of "collector's item" here, but I really want it because they're so very comfortable to ride. I've seen many pictures of CCM bikes online, BUT I've not yet found a model name for this bike.
Attached photo IS the bike I'm considering buying. This following linked photo is similar:
The fenders and chainguard are white with nothing at all printed or stamped onto them.
It has a coaster brake, CCM letters on the crankset (which needs replacing). The headbadge indicates that it was built at the Weston, Ontario factory.
A serial number (?) is stamped on the seat lug - 60692 S (btw, the "S" is stamped directly below the "9" in the serial #).
It is rideable as it is now. It just needs new tires. Any other concern with the bike is merely aesthetic. It has a bit of surface rust, and it could use a new paint job and new plating on its chrome parts.