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CCM Formula 1 from about 1971(?)

Old 08-14-16, 06:26 AM
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CCM Formula 1 from about 1971(?)

How can you tell if a bike has been stored unused for about 45 years ??

Check out the tires.

Isn't this a hoot !! The bike has been hanging up for so long (and through so many southern Ontario summers) that the natural rubber in the original gum-wall tires got cooked.

Just got it yesterday - I'll post a few pix when it gets washed. A bit of mud & decades of dust.

Like all good CCM bikes of the time, the three main tubes are low-end hi-ten Reynolds.

I removed the centre-stand, which was original equipment.


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Actually, it's a 1972 model. The Formula 1 was only produced for one year. I suspect they rec'd a cease and desist order from the FIA. It would be renamed the Concorde for 1973, with a switch from Huret to Simplex derailleurs. The main tubes are plain gauge manganese-molybdenum steel, not hi-tensile steel. It was 3rd in CCM's line of four, adult, lightweight bicycles.
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