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Old 05-06-2015, 11:23 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yea thats right 1948, badged CCM Cleveland. Prob not original forks but not 100%. Wheels are off a donor 1952, the originals were no good, but looked great with a double pinstripe on each side.
Ha no thats the security system, Jakedog.
heres a busy pic of two more ccms... both 26 inch wheelers, and my first one with baloon tyres. Not sure on the years yet.

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:34 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Can anyone give me an idea of how old this is? I nabbed it at a police auction. It's a Raleigh with a 3 speed hub. I didn't know if it was a new repro of an older bike, or an actual older bike, but there was a sticker on it from the store that sold it originally, and that store hasn't been around for a long time, so I am guessing it's '80s era? There's also a decal that says something about being made with steel, and made in Canada if I remember correctly. I figure if it wasn't made in china it at least has to be from the '90s. I know a bit about BMX bikes, but nothing about this stuff.


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Makes sense. This old bike's chain & rings don't look like standard (modern) sizes, so maybe not easy to find alternative gearing?

I'm content to just complain about it.
Do me a favor, and measure pin to pin on the chain. It should be all standard single speed chain, in which case you could use whatever sprockets you wanted.

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Can anyone give me an idea of how old this is? I nabbed it at a police auction. It's a Raleigh with a 3 speed hub. I didn't know if it was a new repro of an older bike, or an actual older bike, but there was a sticker on it from the store that sold it originally, and that store hasn't been around for a long time, so I am guessing it's '80s era? There's also a decal that says something about being made with steel, and made in Canada if I remember correctly. I figure if it wasn't made in china it at least has to be from the '90s. I know a bit about BMX bikes, but nothing about this stuff.
Newer than 1970 based on the 36-spoke wheels. Possibly a 1980 based on the white cable housing on the top tube, if that's original. You'll have to go through this thread and look for the details:

Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Twenty Bicycle Page

Looks like a nice bike in need of some vintage parts.
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heres a busy pic of two more ccms... both 26 inch wheelers, and my first one with baloon tyres. Not sure on the years yet.
WE GOT A HOARDER!!

Just kidding. I have more bikes than cars myself. One for nearly every occasion! I've discovered there's something special about riding around on a really old bike. The style, plus something else.

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I did, and right you are: it's standard size. The chunky looking width & depth of the CCM's crank ring is what made me think it was different.
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Check the gear hub as it appears to be a Sturmey Archer rather than a Shimano. My 1967 Huffy came with 36 spoke wheels and white cables when I bought it new.
Modern chains will have the same pitch but may be 3/32" wide for derailleur use rather than 1/8" for internal gear hubs.
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Baha i prefer collector! Don't make me count them! Someones gotta grab those gems and polish em up. I like the oldies... Its like riding a piece of history.
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Check the gear hub as it appears to be a Sturmey Archer rather than a Shimano. My 1967 Huffy came with 36 spoke wheels and white cables when I bought it new.
Modern chains will have the same pitch but may be 3/32" wide for derailleur use rather than 1/8" for internal gear hubs.
Yes, it is a Sturmey Archer, I looked at it today. The hub was stamped with a 76 and a 12, so is that Dec. 1976 for the production date?
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Yes, it is a Sturmey Archer, I looked at it today. The hub was stamped with a 76 and a 12, so is that Dec. 1976 for the production date?
Yessir.

Could be this. They changed the chain guard design for '77.
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After a bit of spring maintenance (replaced a busted spoke and a tube with 5 patches on it), the old CCM was put back in service last week.

It caught my nephew's eye, and he asked if he could use it to commute to his summer job this year (~10 km round trip / 6 mi.).

Yes! I will happily enable family to leave a car parked when possible.

I told him a used $45 mountain bike would be far more practical & useful, but apparently retro fashion trumps utility.

Hopefully he enjoys the bike, and it returns in 4 months without too much damage!
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Since it is very flat terrain there this would work fine. A light set and horn are recommended and a chain guard would be good too. I am finishing a paint job this week on a 80's CCM mixte frame.

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