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Old 09-29-2014, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Picked up another stray (bike): 1962 CCM singlespeed

Found on my walk this AM... I couldn't resist. "Free," the sign said.



It's a CCM, made here in Ontario. The year is 1962, if a little sleuthing about the serial number -- B54682 -- can be trusted.

Other than a kinda crunchy bottom bracket (probably dry as a bone), it works. Tires (28 inch) even hold air (so far)!

The neat thing about these old bikes is the company made almost ALL the components too. EG: CCM branded crank:

(Yes, those are cobwebs on the chain. )



CCM caps on the fork:



Tons of patina. (A.K.A. surface rust.) But it looks to be mostly garage stored, for the amount of rust on it, and how little dry rot is on those old tires.

A previous owner re-painted it this neat sort of turquoisey/silver. Original colour looks like it was a dark red/maroon.

I'll clean it up, put grease & oil where needed, and ride it around.

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