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Old 05-18-21, 06:34 PM
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Serial numbers are for the 1969 calendar year, We can rule out 1970s models manufactured in late 1969, as they didn't use the shark-nose chainguards. What you have are 1969 models. The GT-101 was only produced for the 1968-1970 models years, though some might include 1967, as the GT-101 was basicalled a re-named1967 CCM Centennial.
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[QUOTE=clubman;22065836]That's gold...arf...{/QUOTE]

More like bronze, given that the official colour designation was Coppertone.
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That's gold...arf. I recently saw a Duomatic sell for 150 cdn at auction.
Let me know if one of your forks are bent. I have a new one in the stash.
You made me check... Forks are good. I will keep you in mind if I ever need one for sure.
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Another Elite (this time in my size) has found a home at One Browns Lane. Believed to be a 1974 and seen lots of use but complete and rideable. Most likely a project for next winter. Picked up a nice country 25 minute drive from home.




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That's gold...arf. I recently saw a Duomatic sell for 150 cdn at auction.
Let me know if one of your forks are bent. I have a new one in the stash.
Good evening clubman... looks like I will have to take you up on your offer to buy the front fork you mentioned... upon dismantling the bike I noticed the front fork bent on one bike. .
Shipping would be to Alberta. Is that possible?
Payment with PayPal??
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Originally Posted by browngw View Post
Another Elite (this time in my size) has found a home at One Browns Lane. Believed to be a 1974 and seen lots of use but complete and rideable. Most likely a project for next winter. Picked up a nice country 25 minute drive from home.
The Elite was manufactured form 1973-1977. This one would appear to be a 1973 model with a replacement rear derailler. The 1973 came equipped with Shimano, while 1974 moved to SunTour. That is the correct Shimano Flat Shifter but the OEM rear derailleur was a Lark SS, as opposed to the subject Tourney.
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The Elite was manufactured form 1973-1977. This one would appear to be a 1973 model with a replacement rear derailler. The 1973 came equipped with Shimano, while 1974 moved to SunTour. That is the correct Shimano Flat Shifter but the OEM rear derailleur was a Lark SS, as opposed to the subject Tourney.
Thanks T-Mar . I had figured that the rear derailleur was not the original as it was similar to an 80s Rossi I own. I think I have may have a spare Lark RD somewhere. I was hoping it was the Sun Tour Honor set-up.as I seem to have lots of them! I tried to get a clear shot of the serial # for you.
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Good evening clubman... looks like I will have to take you up on your offer to buy the front fork you mentioned... upon dismantling the bike I noticed the front fork bent on one bike. .
Shipping would be to Alberta. Is that possible?
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...I tried to get a clear shot of the serial # for you.
Thank-you very much! Initially, it would appear to be from the 1974 calendar year, given what appears to be an F-prefix. However, I notice that the very bottom of the sixes are missing, so it could be an E-prefix, with the bottom leg missing.
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Good evening clubman... looks like I will have to take you up on your offer to buy the front fork you mentioned... upon dismantling the bike I noticed the front fork bent on one bike. .
Shipping would be to Alberta. Is that possible?
Payment with PayPal??
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Make sure that you confirm the fork dimensions, as these were available in Junior, Juvenile and Standard versions. There was even a Mustang style version with a 24" rear wheel, 20" front wheel, banana seat and hi-rise handlebars.
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Make sure that you confirm the fork dimensions, as these were available in Junior, Juvenile and Standard versions. There was even a Mustang style version with a 24" rear wheel, 20" front wheel, banana seat and hi-rise handlebars.
Very good point! 16 1/4 " from the end of fork tips to the top edge of crown cap. Plus it fits a CCM wheel. Whew.

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Very good point! 16 1/4 " from the end of fork tips to the top edge of crown cap. Plus it fits a CCM wheel. Whew.

That is what I measured as well....
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Ccm 1948??

Picked up another CCM. This one has a 18 inch frame, 28 x 1 1/2 wheels (painted same color as bike) CCM 37 Coaster brake hub with a number stamped on it 247772
Serial # 1T8316. No chain guard attachments on frame, Did it ever have one??
Frame and wheels have rust beyond repair. I replaced the back tire ,oiled the hub and greased the bearings and it rides perfectly... Solid bike


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Picked up another CCM. This one has a 18 inch frame, 28 x 1 1/2 wheels (painted same color as bike) CCM 37 Coaster brake hub with a number stamped on it 247772
Serial # 1T8316. No chain guard attachments on frame, Did it ever have one??
Frame and wheels have rust beyond repair. I replaced the back tire ,oiled the hub and greased the bearings and it rides perfectly... Solid bike
I knew this was late 1940s, the moment that I saw the head badge. The serial number is from 1948, so it's a 1948 or 1949 Men's Standard Roadster model. This was CCM's base men's model during the post war era. They did not come with chain guards. The closest pricing that I have is from 1950, at which time it had an MSRP of $49.95 CDN.
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I knew this was late 1940s, the moment that I saw the head badge. The serial number is from 1948, so it's a 1948 or 1949 Men's Standard Roadster model. This was CCM's base men's model during the post war era. They did not come with chain guards. The closest pricing that I have is from 1950, at which time it had an MSRP of $49.95 CDN.
Thanks again T-Mar...
$49.95 was alot of money back in the late 40's early 50's... Was this considered an expensive bike when it was new? ...
Took it for a ride today.. Very solid bike. No rattles noises or anything...It was a tough pedal coming home with an uphill grade.. LOL
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Thanks again T-Mar...
$49.95 was alot of money back in the late 40's early 50's... Was this considered an expensive bike when it was new? I just paid $50 for it so the price never went up...
Took it for a ride today.. Very solid bike. No rattles noises or anything...It was a tough pedal coming home with an uphill grade.. LOL
As previously stated this was CCM's base (i.e. least expensive) adult model. CCM's prices only went up from there. ​​​​​​At the time, CCM still had a very good reputation, a well established national distribution network and consequently, the majority of the market share. As a result, they charged a premium price. Anybody wanting to try to break into or survive in the bicycle industry at the time, had to underprice CCM or offer a superior product for a specific model style. The former approach was easier and chosen by most compeititors. So, for a base, adult roadster, $50 was expensive.

Alternatives were relatively limited around this time.There were about 8 other Canadian manufacturers but they were typically restricted to small, regional markets. Other national brands were typically house brands, such as Supercycle (Canadian Tire) or Glider (Eaton's). CCM covered their budget offerings with thier own budget brands, offered via their three non-unionized subsidiaries. Imported foreign brands were a still a small percentage of the market and the only major name with any signicant presence was Raleigh.

Of course, all this would change over the next couple of decades. CCM's position atop the industry would become a laibility in the face the growing counter-culture movement embraced the nation's youth, who would become the prime market demographic. They would turn to the growing number of foreign brands that, while just as old and corporate entrenched as CCM, were perceived as being new and exciting.
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The Imperial MK II was only offered for the 1962 and 1963 model years. The serial number is from 1962 but if it's from late in the calendar year, it could still be a 1963 model.
Hello T-Mar. Did the Imperial Mk II come with a 3 speed rear hub as an option? The reason I ask is there is one for sale and it has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed and it is a green color... I will post a picture of the sellers bike...
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Hello T-Mar. Did the Imperial Mk II come with a 3 speed rear hub as an option? The reason I ask is there is one for sale and it has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed and it is a green color... I will post a picture of the sellers bike...
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Yes, there was a catalogued 3 speed version. It was called the Imperial MK II Sports. Unlike the coaster brake model, the men's Sports version used 26" wheels, in conjuction with a straight/non-camelback top tube. The frame size should be 21". The juvenile version also used 26" wheels but employed a camelback top tube to produce a frame with an 18" seat tube. The colour is called Lincoln Green. They were produced for the 1962-1963 model years, being replaced by the Mk IV for 1964. I'm not sure if they were available prior to 1962, as I don't have any literature for 1959-1961. FYI, there was also an Imperial Mk II Racer with 3 speeds and drop bars.
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Yes, there was a catalogued 3 speed version. It was called the Imperial MK II Sports. Unlike the coaster brake model, the men's Sports version used 26" wheels, in conjuction with a straight/non-camelback top tube. The frame size should be 21". The juvenile version also used 26" wheels but employed a camelback top tube to produce a frame with an 18" seat tube. The colour is called Lincoln Green. They were produced for the 1962-1963 model years, being replaced by the Mk IV for 1964. I'm not sure if they were available prior to 1962, as I don't have any literature for 1959-1961. FYI, there was also an Imperial Mk II Racer with 3 speeds and drop bars.
Thank you T-Mar... I will be on the lookout now for the MK II Racer... I think I need a bigger garage!! LOL
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Here is the cleaned up version of the CCM Imperial MK II
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My friend worked an lbs in for a few decades and this 1948 woman's was left, unclaimed for near a decade. I bought him coffee and I got the bike for my wife. It's a premium model, lovely pins and a triplex crank and painted centre strip on the rims with pins.
It rode well, I loved it but her Hercules was the fave so we donated it to a local auction for health care. It only made $200 and that's fine. No chainguard. Oddly, I've got a 48 like yours.

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My friend worked an lbs in for a few decades and this 1948 woman's was left, unclaimed for near a decade. I bought him coffee and I got the bike for my wife. It's a premium model, lovely pins and a triplex crank and painted centre strip on the rims with pins.
It rode well, I loved it but her Hercules was the fave so we donated it to a local auction for health care. It only made $200 and that's fine. No chainguard. Oddly, I've got a 48 like yours.

Are you going to build it up? That would look pretty darn good!!
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Are you going to build it up? That would look pretty darn good!!
Likely sell it...too many projects.
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Likely sell it...too many projects.
Good morning. This would make a very nice bike..I really like the Blue color... Do you still have all the components for it?
I prefer my 1948 CCM for evening rides. It is a smooth operator!!!
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Good morning. This would make a very nice bike..I really like the Blue color... Do you still have all the components for it?
I prefer my 1948 CCM for evening rides. It is a smooth operator!!!
Bought as a frame only, with stock tag on it. Likely a replacement frame with the extra pinstripes.
I've got the parts to build it up but I'm not inclined do do that, yet.


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