I know--how cute is that bike? And dark green--I love it...
I will keep an eye out for saddlebags of that type--I have a couple but the straps are cracked, etc. I usually find them small for the stuff I want to carry.
I bought a pair of Swiss Army bread bags, less than $10 for the pair, for use as small panniers:
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1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)
All I had to do was put a bunch of parts together and find a matching rear fender (pulled off a Galaxy) and give it a light polish.
The rear fender stays need some cleaning up too.
I like your bags! Yeah--now I look there are a lot of the Swiss "bread bags" which I can see might make terrific saddle bags. But the guy with the big ammo bags has rigged them up with straps and fittings for a rack, plus you get two of them, so it still doesn't seem like a crazy rip-off. But one I get started accessorizing, I'll be in the poorhouse. For now I'm trying to make do with what I have lying around.
Happy village day everyone :-)
I'd guess that 28" as in 635, not 622.
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
1967 Phillips Sports
1974 Peugeot UO-8 fixed gear
1978 Raleigh Super Course
1981 Schwinn LeTour
1984 Nishiki Riviera GT
1987 Nishiki Modulus
1988 Fuji Palisade
1994 Univega Activa Trail (converted to drops)
Master of the low end garbajj!
Thanks Tom! You know your stuff :-) When an early explorer (forget which one now, Champlaign or somesuch) asked the locals 'what do you call this place?' meaning this 9,984,670 square kilometres of pristine lands, lakes, beavers, timber and mineral resources stretching from sea to sea to sea, waiting to be turned into fantastic wealth for the aggrandizement of interlopers and monarchs back home in sunny europe who would respond by sending 3spd bikes to be sold in the Eaton's catalogue; the local fellow said "Kanata" meaning this here borderless village where my relatives and I practise our ancient and environmentally sustainable lifestyle surrounded by unending nature and a spirit world populated by creatures you just couldn't imagine. Today we celebrate our nation by exploding coloured bombs in the sky and eating backbacon, perogies and cake with maple syrup with some nice beers and we paint the kiddies faces red and white and then we ride vintage Raleighs, Gliders and CCMs to the village square to dance with mounties, loggers and voyageurs. You know, that kind of usual stuff :-)
I'll raise a beer for you :-)
Will Tell was no Squirmy Archer
Yo, watch it with the politics, will ya, mac? Next thing you know, this thread will be moved to politics and religion!
(psst-- well said!)
Sounds like the white guys bought Canada from the Kanata natives the same way they bought Manhattan from its Manhatte natives.
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It is a really stunning bike and when I get back from my little mini tour will wire up the lights... I also have the rear light and reflector to mount.
Don't think I've ever seen that fancy of a chain wheel with an Ashtabula crank. Ashtabula cranks, now, there's a mixed blessing. If you have to upgrade the bottom bracket for some reason, it's probably easier to deal with the BB for the Ashtabula than it is with a Nottingham BB shell.
That is your quintissential CCM chain wheel with the C C and M... earler models had a cotter crank with the same chainwheel and 50's models had an Astabula crank... these forged models were also made by CCM and are very good quality Astabula cranks.
Would never change them on this bike as it will stay the way it was made.
They're heavy as boulders, but Ashtabula cranks are easy to work on!