My first bike, which I got in 1974, was what they now call a "cruiser," but back then was just the kind of bike that boys liked.
My second bike was a red Sekine 10-speed, and I rode that thing all over town.
I saved up my paper route money and bought my third bike at Canadian Tire in 1982. It was a brown 12-speed road bike. I rode it that summer with a friend from Hamilton to Leamington and back.
I've been wracking my brains, but I just cannot remember the make and model of that bike. Would anyone have any idea how to go about searching for bikes sold at Canadian Tire in the early 1980s? Google wasn't any help. Would there be a storehouse of Canadian Tire catalogues somewhere on the net?