About a year or perhaps even two ago I picked up this fifties something CCM and would like to know a bit more about the bicycle. I collect high end Canadian made racing bicycles from the vintage days and this old CCM seemed like a good fit for my collection. Sadly, the bicycle is a bit too big for me. But I would like to know more about the bike. Have a look at the pics and any information would be much appreciated.
The bike is Reynolds 531 with a single ring steel cottered crank driving a narrow range four gear freewheel. There is a sticker on the bicycle suggesting that the bike is of 1958 vintage or earlier. The wheels are 27" and do not match so there is little help there.
Though I do like the bicycle I am not fooling myself into thinking that I can restore it. I have other projects lined up that I am much more interested in completing - 1975 CCM Tour du Canada and a 1971 Masi, both to be completed before next Spring.