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05-14-22, 08:09 PM
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Posted By gster

I have, what I consider to be, a very...

I have, what I consider to be, a very original/stock 1972 Superbe in the garage with gumwalls.
I'll look tomorrow to see if they're Raleigh branded.
I use this bike as a template.
When cutting new...
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
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Posted By gster

26 x 1 3/8 tires are getting hard to find at a...

26 x 1 3/8 tires are getting hard to find at a reasonable price.
05-09-22, 04:15 PM
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Posted By gster

I don't know much about J.C. Higgins' bikes but I...

I don't know much about J.C. Higgins' bikes but I do know that the Torpedo Duomatic Kickback hub on the CCM is VERY cool...
I've got one installed on a Raleigh/Glider and I really like it....
05-04-22, 06:41 AM
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Posted By gster

Me too... ...

Me too...
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I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.
05-03-22, 07:13 AM
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Posted By gster

Shows that there are still some good deals out...

Shows that there are still some good deals out there.
05-01-22, 10:57 AM
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Posted By gster

Yeah.. Covid shut it down. I've thought of...

Yeah..
Covid shut it down.
I've thought of reviving it but haven't made any steps.
04-30-22, 07:37 PM
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Posted By gster

A collection of posters from the late, great...

A collection of posters from the late, great Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show...
04-27-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By gster

[QUOTE=Tyres;22486653] The ad for it says ...

[QUOTE=Tyres;22486653]
The ad for it says
"Tires hold air..."
04-27-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By gster

Another Toronto listing Optimistically priced...

Another Toronto listing
Optimistically priced at $600.00
1968 Raleigh Supercycle 3 Speed...
04-27-22, 06:40 AM
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Posted By gster

This just popped up on Facebook marketplace......

This just popped up on Facebook marketplace......
04-25-22, 12:18 PM
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Posted By gster

It would seem that many of us here like the same...

It would seem that many of us here like the same things:
Vintage bicycles
Vintage cars
Vintage motorcycles
Vintage guitars
Vintage audio
Vintage stuff
All of which I have too much of.
04-24-22, 07:38 AM
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Posted By gster

For anyone in the Toronto area ...

For anyone in the Toronto area
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04-23-22, 09:25 AM
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Posted By gster

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten...

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten the best of me and I look around and say "what the hell am I going to do with all of these bikes?"
In reality I actually only ride 2 or 3 of them....
04-20-22, 08:16 PM
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Posted By gster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-19-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gster

The forks appear to be slightly pushed in....

The forks appear to be slightly pushed in....
04-19-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By gster

As mentioned above, it may in fact be a "Bitsa" ....

As mentioned above, it may in fact be a "Bitsa" .
I.e. a Dawes 10 speed frame with 3 speed components/upright bars added at some point.
I have a Raleigh/Glider that was originally a 5-speed that's...
04-19-22, 07:36 AM
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Posted By gster

Sorry to sat but Jilly's is gone, along with...

Sorry to sat but Jilly's is gone, along with Dangerous Dan's Burgers across the street,
The gentrification (borification) of Toronto coninues unchecked. The East End still has a rough edge and...
04-18-22, 07:12 PM
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Posted By gster

I'd always assumed that Dawes only made drop bar...

I'd always assumed that Dawes only made drop bar racing bikes.....
04-17-22, 01:01 PM
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Posted By gster

Two more posts and we can reveal the secret...

Two more posts and we can reveal the secret handshake to you.....
04-13-22, 07:40 AM
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Posted By gster

Nice photo. Classy bike.

Nice photo. Classy bike.
04-11-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gster

that's a good deal @ $80.00! ...

that's a good deal @ $80.00!
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04-10-22, 07:40 PM
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Posted By gster

I'm in Parkdale but lived in the Annex back in...

I'm in Parkdale but lived in the Annex back in the late 70's/early 80's.
04-09-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By gster

Just For Fun ...

Just For Fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v76DaBrqfR0
04-08-22, 10:23 AM
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Posted By gster

The Cat Came Back ...

The Cat Came Back
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This 1972 Superbe was given to a young lady several years...
04-05-22, 04:46 PM
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Posted By gster

Interesting video ...

Interesting video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVVgTAJ2Qo
04-02-22, 08:35 AM
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Posted By gster

It's odd that the catalogue shows the Dynohub on...

It's odd that the catalogue shows the Dynohub on the wrong side....
03-25-22, 02:50 PM
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Posted By gster

I seem to recall that mine went on fairly...

I seem to recall that mine went on fairly easily..
Perhaps it's a case of quality control.
I have had trouble with other tires and found that
-a cold rim (outside Canada)
-a warm tire (warmed...
03-23-22, 02:30 PM
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Posted By gster

Bazil, Could you please post some photos of your...

Bazil, Could you please post some photos of your Cyclo project?
I remember it from a few years back.
I'd like see how you routed the cable plus a general refresher before I proceed.
THX!
03-23-22, 02:19 PM
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Posted By gster

Thanksfor the offer You got me thinking about...

Thanksfor the offer
You got me thinking about it...
I did a "dry" fit to an old 3 speed that has a double sprocket.
Perhaps it's not bent......
03-23-22, 12:55 PM
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Posted By gster

I actually haven't tried fitting it to a bike. ...

I actually haven't tried fitting it to a bike.
Perhaps it's not bent....
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03-23-22, 12:53 PM
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Posted By gster

Yes. Mark 7 ...

Yes.
Mark 7
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Stock photo.
Mine is missing the badge.
03-22-22, 04:09 PM
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Posted By gster

I bought a vintage Cyclo recently for the same...

I bought a vintage Cyclo recently for the same purpose.
Sadly, the main hanger is bent and I haven't gotten around to fixing it
03-21-22, 06:22 PM
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Posted By gster

I just saw Walmart Canada had them online for... ...

I just saw Walmart Canada had them online for...
$91.00
Must be a supply chain issue......
03-19-22, 02:12 PM
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Posted By gster

Yes...all in all quite a mystery. It could also...

Yes...all in all quite a mystery.
It could also be a Canadian built SCP bike...
03-19-22, 09:16 AM
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Posted By gster

1954 Mystery 3 Speed I've posted this one...

1954 Mystery 3 Speed
I've posted this one before but I thought I would revisit......
03-13-22, 09:03 AM
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Posted By gster

With the price of fuel these days, our commitment...

With the price of fuel these days, our commitment to two wheels makes more and more sence.
02-11-22, 10:59 AM
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Posted By gster

Wow!

Wow!
02-06-22, 09:56 AM
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Posted By gster

(A) Whole Lotta Hubs Led Zepplin 1969 Great...

(A) Whole Lotta Hubs
Led Zepplin 1969
Great song
01-31-22, 08:37 AM
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Posted By gster

I believe that Canadian made Raleighs were more...

I believe that Canadian made Raleighs were more assembled/painted in Canada from parts supplied.
There were some complicated tariffs imposed at the time.
I have a Canadian Superbe and the only...
01-21-22, 01:22 PM
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Posted By gster

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Very...
01-11-22, 08:27 AM
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Posted By gster

I agree with you..... I was born at St Joe's...

I agree with you.....
I was born at St Joe's Hospital (1959) and have lived there most of my life.
It's not the city it used to be.
If you like streets lined with coffee shops and pot shops, you...
01-10-22, 08:19 AM
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Posted By gster

I can't say when they shut down but they had...

I can't say when they shut down but they had expanded to several storefronts..
1990 seems to be the last year....
01-02-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By gster

Bloor Cycle in Toronto circa 1959 ...

Bloor Cycle in Toronto circa 1959
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12-29-21, 10:46 AM
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Posted By gster

One More.. Listed as a 1932 Hercules ...

One More..
Listed as a 1932 Hercules
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12-23-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By gster

Nothing to do with vintage bikes ...

Nothing to do with vintage bikes
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Streamline...
12-10-21, 11:19 AM
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Posted By gster

Paul McCartney on a British Club bike. Not sure...

Paul McCartney on a British Club bike.
Not sure of the brand......
12-05-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By gster

O.T. Oddball Bridgestone Picnica.... ...

O.T. Oddball
Bridgestone Picnica....
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12-03-21, 09:43 PM
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Posted By gster

Very nice work,

Very nice work,
11-14-21, 09:14 AM
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Posted By gster

Here in Toronto, the price continues to drop on...

Here in Toronto, the price continues to drop on this one.
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Currently at $55.00
11-13-21, 08:44 AM
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Posted By gster

Interesting... 1932 Norman ...

Interesting...
1932 Norman
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