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CCM Carrera

Old 06-28-21, 02:00 PM
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CCM Carrera

Not something you would see in the States but high tensile steel CCM bikes are very common in Canada...
CCM bikes are entry-level hardware designed to give decades of mediocre service... and not usually as light or as nicely fitted out as this:

Arai aluminum alloy handlebar stem.
Arai aluminum alloy drop handlebars.
Shimano Altus aluminum alloy derailleurs.
Shimano 600 aluminum alloy brake levers.
Shimano Tourney aluminum alloy brake callipers.
Shimano 6-sprocket freewheel.
Sakae bottom bracket assembly.
Sakae aluminum alloy 165mm crank arms.
Sakae aluminum alloy SR pedals.
Sakae aluminum alloy SR seat post.
Sakae aluminum alloy duplex 40 / 52t front chainrings.
Sakae aluminum alloy chainring guard.
Shimano VIA aluminum alloy hubs.
Shimano Quick Release skewers front and rear.
Selle Royal saddle.






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Old 06-28-21, 06:59 PM
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I've always wanted a 1930s 40s ccm track bike. I've had at one time or another most other builders from that Era, but not a ccm
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Old 07-06-21, 05:30 AM
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FYI, this one is from just before Procycle acquired the brand in the January 1983 bankruptcy proceedings. It's a 1981-1983 model and prime example of how far the CCM brand had sunk in its dying days, as it was the top model at the time of the Weston factory closure. While I've got 1000+ pieces of CCM serial number data, I have extremely little from this era and would appreciate the serial number. If you don't want to post it, please send it via private message. TIA.
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Old 07-11-21, 07:59 PM
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I would give you the serial number if I could but the bike was grabbed as soon as I listed it on the local Buy and Sell..
It is now running swiftly in Toronto under a tall skinny guy with long legs.

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Old 01-15-22, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
FYI, this one is from just before Procycle acquired the brand in the January 1983 bankruptcy proceedings. It's a 1981-1983 model and prime example of how far the CCM brand had sunk in its dying days, as it was the top model at the time of the Weston factory closure. While I've got 1000+ pieces of CCM serial number data, I have extremely little from this era and would appreciate the serial number. If you don't want to post it, please send it via private message. TIA.
I have one of these almost exactly the same that I bought new in the 70's not the 80's. Will the serial number give me a date? E995509

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Old 01-16-22, 07:40 AM
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I have one of these almost exactly the same that I bought new in the 70's not the 80's. Will the serial number give me a date? E995509
Welcome to the forums. During the 1970s, CCM used the E-code to represent the 1973 calendar year. Like most manufacturers of the era, CCM started bulding the new models late in the calendar year, so a bicycle built in 1973 could be a 1973 or 1974 model. However, there was no Carrera model in the CCM lineup at that time.

The E-code was subsequently employed again for the 1980 calendar year. However, there was no Carrera in the 1980 model line. It first appeared for the 1981 model year, so your bicycle should be a 1981 model manufactured in late 1980.
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My bike looks like the one in the picture has many of the same components but does not say Carrera anywhere on the bike. I also bought the bike just after college so I know I bought it in 73/74 after I got my first machinist job.
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Welcome fellow Canadian machinist!
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Originally Posted by Skeptic333 View Post
My bike looks like the one in the picture has many of the same components but does not say Carrera anywhere on the bike. I also bought the bike just after college so I know I bought it in 73/74 after I got my first machinist job.
If you bought the bicycle in 1973-1974, then it's not a Carrera and should look nothing like the original poster's bicycle. I was managing a CCM dealership at that time and there were no burgundy coloured CCM models in the adult line. Also, the decal graphics were significantly different, Finally, the brakeset, crankset and the derailleurs used on the Carrera weren't even in production yet.

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Canadian Cycle and Machinery Company (CCM). Fix it up. Put some new tires on it. People are sentimental nuts about this bike brand. No wonder. They're great bikes.
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Canadian Cycle and Machinery Company (CCM)...
It was the Canada Cycle & Motor Co., Limited. Automobile and motorcycle manufacture had been part of projected production since the very beginning in 1899.

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It was the Canada Cycle & Motor Co., Limited. Automobile and motorcycle manufacture had been part of projected production since the very beginning in 1899.

Here's a whole CCM restoration including frame up cleaning @ new parts,,,,,,,,,, Sorry no close up shots. This is old archive stuff.



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Here's a whole CCM restoration including frame up cleaning @ new parts,,,,,,,,,,
That's an easy one. It's a significantly upgraded 1972 CCM Turismo. The Turismo was a single year year model and the only CCM 10 speed model with drop handlebars that sold in any appreciable quantity in 1972. That year, parents who wanted to buy their teenager a name brand bicycle that was Made In Canada almost variably bought the Turismo, as it was the bottom of the line model and sub $100 CDN. Teenagers with own discretionary income (or influence over their parents) generally bought a Peugeot UO8, Raleigh Grand Prix or similar European model. CCM had a very poor reputation with the typical, boom era, Canadian teenager and it was common practice to say that CCM stood for "Crappiest Crate Made".
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