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Old 05-13-19, 08:21 PM
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Does anyone know what brand SC with a Beaver is

Hi. I found a bike in my grandpa's barn and can't figure out what brand it is.
It says SC on a red . Above it is a drawing of a Beaver I think on a black and white checked background
I can't post pictures because I'm new here.
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Going off nothing but the beaver I'm going to guess the SC stands for 'Super Cycle,' a marque sold by Canadian Tire.
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I see part of a third letter after the C. Maybe a P, F or R? I see SCP (Standard Cycle Products) on The CABE site. Made in Toronto, eh?
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Thanks

I appreciate your replies .I will keep looking for more info based on the names you gave me.
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Looks like there’s a few more bikes in the tall grass. Save them too!
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It seems like it's not worth much

Unfortunately the other ones are pretty rusty.
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Yes, this a Standard Cycle Products bicycle. The Toronto based company was originally established 1933-1934 as a manufacturer of bicycles and automotive parts, under the name Standard N R A Products. The automotive manufacturing was dropped for 1936, with the company being re-named Standard Cycle Products. The company was acquired by CCM circa 1946-1947 and operated as a subsidiary until it was closed down, circa 1964-1965. CCM continued to market the SCP brand through 1973, with the brand disconinued for 1974. The models were typically budget versions of CCM models. The subject bicycle appears to be from the 1960-1973 era. If so, there should be a serial stamped on the rear dropout or lower seat tube. This should tell us the year of manufacture. During this period, the subject bicycle would have been called the SCP Ladies' 3 Speed Sports.
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Yes, this a Standard Cycle Products bicycle. The Toronto based company was originally established 1933-1934 as a manufacturer of bicycles and automotive parts, under the name Standard N R A Products. The automotive manufacturing was dropped for 1936, with the company being re-named Standard Cycle Products. The company was acquired by CCM circa 1946-1947 and operated as a subsidiary until it was closed down, circa 1964-1965. CCM continued to market the SCP brand through 1973, with the brand disconinued for 1974. The models were typically budget versions of CCM models. The subject bicycle appears to be from the 1960-1973 era. If so, there should be a serial stamped on the rear dropout or lower seat tube. This should tell us the year of manufacture. During this period, the subject bicycle would have been called the SCP Ladies' 3 Speed Sports.
That's a lot of great information! I want to find the year. I'll go look for the serial number.
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I find it interesting that the seatpost clamp bolt appears to pass through the stays. I don't recall seeing this feature on three speed before.
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I find it interesting that the seatpost clamp bolt appears to pass through the stays. I don't recall seeing this feature on three speed before.

Yes, it does and the bottom stay ends of the seat stays are pinned to the dropouts. The feature goes back to the early days of CCM and was continued through to the bankruptcy in 1983. It is found on almost all their upright handlebar models, with the exception of the 1950s. Basically, its was a cost effective manufacturing process. My understanding is that CCM had hydraulic press tooling that crimped, pierced and shaped the ends in one operation, requiring only a cursory deburring. While the stay bridge was brazed in place, the seat stay assembly could be pinned and bolted into place, eliminating four brazed joints. This was far quicker and less expensive than brazing the seat stay ends in place.

Edit: Did you also notice how poorly CCM's paint stood up to ultraviolet exposure?

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