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1929 6 Day Racer Stainless

Old 05-04-14, 07:05 PM
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1929 6 Day Racer Stainless

I bought this bike on ebay a few weeks ago. I got it on Friday. The frame was advertised as stainless at first but the seller changed his statement. It may be stainless, I will have it checked for stainless. The bike is similar to CCM Flyers of the same period. The seller stated it was custom made in Toronto in 1929. It also came with trophies from the original owner but they are not from 6 Day racing. It also came with hundreds of newspaper clippings from 6 day racing in Canada and USA. Lots of Torchy Peden pics and info. Some very rare pics and info. Very cool collection. I will ad more pics soon.
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Old 05-04-14, 07:11 PM
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There was a thread about that listing.

Really really cool bike.

I'd love to know if it is stainless or nickel-plated.
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Yep..I like it.
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I remember meeting a man at the local co-op that said he raced in the six days back in the day... he was the right age for it, I wonder if he had any connection to this bike or the scene at the time. I wish I'd been able to see this bike before it left Kitchener.
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Wow. This is so cool.
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Old 05-04-14, 07:27 PM
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The original owners name was D. Gibson. It is on the trophies.
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HERE is the original thread started by the OP.

Cool bike whether it's stainless or not.
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I'm with you Scooper, whether it's stainless or not is just not that big a deal. What's important is the history behind the bicycle. I also like that is has that fairly rare and very cool CCM crank.
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The bike is similar to the CCM Flyers of the same period. This bike has a shorter wheelbase than my CCM Flyers. It does have the early CCM crank and chainring. I have 3 CCM Flyers, chrome one, black and gold and a gold plated one.
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Thanks for opening up your pictures for us, there are some beauties there, and please show and tell about some of them.

I think the finish looks like nickel, but was reading on the history of stainless, and in 1929, 25,000 tons of stainless steel were manufactured and sold in the US.
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I wonder how much of that 25,000 tons wound up as thin walled tubing suitable for making bicycle frames.
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Great bike!!!!!!!

My dad (age 91) still mentions seeing Torchy Peden race in Chicago during the 1930's.
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Like I said in the previous thread I would bet that it is a "Doc" Morton built bike. Looks like it is nickel plated.
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As an architectural metalworker of many years standing I'd say that your beautiful bike is Nickel plated!
a lovely finish, and also used on some very high end British motorcycle frames!
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