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Maddox 06-30-10 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by desconhecido (Post 11040333)
Here are some pics of the 79 Sports with the "Eco Rack" attached:

http://fatollie.com/f/1rsr.jpg

This is the front bracket attachment:
http://fatollie.com/f/2rsr.jpg

Also had to fashion short offset brackets for the bottom:
http://fatollie.com/f/3rsr.jpg[IMG]

A little bit of boosterism for the 4th:
http://fatollie.com/f/4rsr.jpg

Love the updated cork grips, desconhecido. They compliment the saddle brilliantly, and look sharp alongside the brown.

terraskye 06-30-10 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by gna (Post 11039138)
The seller still has a few left:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...817437255.html

I put one on the Triumph I gave to my sister-in-law.


Well poo! the seller is only doing local sales! Anyone in Minneapolis care to help out a gal in Canada??:) I can do paypal


Fi

terraskye 06-30-10 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by greengage (Post 11041079)
I posted elsewhere--someone on eBay is selling some vintage Swiss ammunition bags for use as panniers that would look beautiful on a vintage 3-speed--a little rich for my blood at $112 but they are gorgeous.

The Sprite is adorable--love that red! And yes--I need some Wald baskets...

So--while I have you all here--what the heck is this bike? A '78 Sport--with a full chain case and a loop frame? Maybe this is a Canadian thing, but I've never seen this before. http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1813730214.html Fiona--maybe you need a trip to Montreal? :^)


oh dear!! she is beautiful!! too bad I am scared to death of driving in Montreal LOL ...wonder if they could box her up and ship here via Greyhound:D ::thinking cap on:::

ohjonnybegoode 06-30-10 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by terraskye (Post 11041310)
Well poo! the seller is only doing local sales! Anyone in Minneapolis care to help out a gal in Canada??:) I can do paypal


Fi

Fi - I contacted the seller earlier...he's willing to ship...I'm placing my order with him later this afternoon...:)

greengage 06-30-10 12:24 PM

I know--how cute is that bike? And dark green--I love it...

I will keep an eye out for saddlebags of that type--I have a couple but the straps are cracked, etc. I usually find them small for the stuff I want to carry.

terraskye 06-30-10 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by ohjonnybegoode (Post 11041430)
Fi - I contacted the seller earlier...he's willing to ship...I'm placing my order with him later this afternoon...:)


that is totally weird because he replied to me and said local sales only:( maybe he thought I was a scammer but i had added my website so he could see the bike I wanted the bag for....::even more sad::: maybe because I'm in canada?? ::sobs::

terraskye 06-30-10 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by greengage (Post 11041456)
I know--how cute is that bike? And dark green--I love it...

I will keep an eye out for saddlebags of that type--I have a couple but the straps are cracked, etc. I usually find them small for the stuff I want to carry.

LOL I thought the bike was black but its still pretty in the dark green too.

Thanks for keeping a eye out too...I know Old Roads has the vinyl ones too at around 22$US but they only ship within the U.S. Grrrrr lol

clubman 06-30-10 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11038987)
Found something that was made the same year and in the same country as me with a nice SA AWG hub... gonna have to wait for daylight to see the good pics but here is a teaser.

http://ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/1965ccmconti2.JPG

:D

Nice...the Continentals were their premium roadster from the mid 60's...funky pedals, rear dyno...maybe an SA twist grip? I've seen a few but they were all 64 or 65.

gbalke 06-30-10 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by greengage (Post 11041079)
I posted elsewhere--someone on eBay is selling some vintage Swiss ammunition bags for use as panniers that would look beautiful on a vintage 3-speed--a little rich for my blood at $112 but they are gorgeous.

There are others on e-Bay selling the same bags, one seller asking for $20 each, Buy It Now: http://cgi.ebay.com/SWISS-AMMO-BAG-C...item255b9a16d8

I bought a pair of Swiss Army bread bags, less than $10 for the pair, for use as small panniers:

https://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/pr...asp?SKU=FX9255

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1074/...94761821_b.jpg

Sixty Fiver 06-30-10 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 11041647)
Nice...the Continentals were their premium roadster from the mid 60's...funky pedals, rear dyno...maybe an SA twist grip? I've seen a few but they were all 64 or 65.

It has a clone trigger shifter (will need to replace that) and a non original front wheel which is smooth as butter on glass, and would say this bike has a ride that equals a full sized Raleigh Roadster which is probably due to it's immense wheel base.

All I had to do was put a bunch of parts together and find a matching rear fender (pulled off a Galaxy) and give it a light polish.

The rear fender stays need some cleaning up too.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ntinental5.JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ntinental4.JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ntinental3.JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ntinental2.JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ntinental1.JPG

greengage 06-30-10 01:46 PM

I like your bags! Yeah--now I look there are a lot of the Swiss "bread bags" which I can see might make terrific saddle bags. But the guy with the big ammo bags has rigged them up with straps and fittings for a rack, plus you get two of them, so it still doesn't seem like a crazy rip-off. But one I get started accessorizing, I'll be in the poorhouse. For now I'm trying to make do with what I have lying around.

Originally Posted by gbalke (Post 11041748)
There are others on e-Bay selling the same bags, one seller asking for $20 each, Buy It Now: http://cgi.ebay.com/SWISS-AMMO-BAG-C...item255b9a16d8

I bought a pair of Swiss Army bread bags, less than $10 for the pair, for use as small panniers:

https://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/pr...asp?SKU=FX9255

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1074/...94761821_b.jpg


desconhecido 06-30-10 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Maddox (Post 11041177)
Love the updated cork grips, desconhecido. They compliment the saddle brilliantly, and look sharp alongside the brown.

I'm happy with the cork grips -- thanks again for the suggestion. They were a little loose on the bars but a layer of tape fixed that.

Fir 07-01-10 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11041786)
It has a clone trigger shifter (will need to replace that) and a non original front wheel which is smooth as butter on glass, and would say this bike has a ride that equals a full sized Raleigh Roadster which is probably due to it's immense wheel base.

All I had to do was put a bunch of parts together and find a matching rear fender (pulled off a Galaxy) and give it a light polish.

The rear fender stays need some cleaning up too.


WOW Sixty-fiver, that is a beaut :-) 28" meaning 700c tyres?

Fir 07-01-10 11:35 AM

Happy village day everyone :-)

mickey85 07-01-10 12:01 PM

I'd guess that 28" as in 635, not 622.

noglider 07-01-10 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Fir (Post 11046827)
Happy village day everyone :-)

Is that some sort of pun on Canada Day? Please explain.

And happy Canada Day!

Fir 07-01-10 12:59 PM

Thanks Tom! You know your stuff :-) When an early explorer (forget which one now, Champlaign or somesuch) asked the locals 'what do you call this place?' meaning this 9,984,670 square kilometres of pristine lands, lakes, beavers, timber and mineral resources stretching from sea to sea to sea, waiting to be turned into fantastic wealth for the aggrandizement of interlopers and monarchs back home in sunny europe who would respond by sending 3spd bikes to be sold in the Eaton's catalogue; the local fellow said "Kanata" meaning this here borderless village where my relatives and I practise our ancient and environmentally sustainable lifestyle surrounded by unending nature and a spirit world populated by creatures you just couldn't imagine. Today we celebrate our nation by exploding coloured bombs in the sky and eating backbacon, perogies and cake with maple syrup with some nice beers and we paint the kiddies faces red and white and then we ride vintage Raleighs, Gliders and CCMs to the village square to dance with mounties, loggers and voyageurs. You know, that kind of usual stuff :-)

I'll raise a beer for you :-)

rhm 07-01-10 01:34 PM

Yo, watch it with the politics, will ya, mac? Next thing you know, this thread will be moved to politics and religion!:roflmao2:


(psst-- well said!)

noglider 07-01-10 02:27 PM

Sounds like the white guys bought Canada from the Kanata natives the same way they bought Manhattan from its Manhatte natives.

old's'cool 07-01-10 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by terraskye (Post 11041310)
Well poo! the seller is only doing local sales! Anyone in Minneapolis care to help out a gal in Canada??:) I can do paypal


Fi

My bro' in Manitoba has a shipping drop in Pembina ND. You could ship it there I and I could pick it up for you when I'm up there visiting in July/August, and forward it on; if that seems like a good option to you.

Sixty Fiver 07-02-10 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Fir (Post 11046804)
WOW Sixty-fiver, that is a beaut :-) 28" meaning 700c tyres?

The Continental has 26 by 1 3/8 wheels... Canadian roadsters had 622 wheels and British roadsters had 635 (oversized)... this bike would have competed with the Raleigh Superbe as CCM's top of the line 26 inch model.

It is a really stunning bike and when I get back from my little mini tour will wire up the lights... I also have the rear light and reflector to mount.

Sixty Fiver 07-02-10 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by Fir (Post 11047395)
Thanks Tom! You know your stuff :-) When an early explorer (forget which one now, Champlaign or somesuch) asked the locals 'what do you call this place?' meaning this 9,984,670 square kilometres of pristine lands, lakes, beavers, timber and mineral resources stretching from sea to sea to sea, waiting to be turned into fantastic wealth for the aggrandizement of interlopers and monarchs back home in sunny europe who would respond by sending 3spd bikes to be sold in the Eaton's catalogue; the local fellow said "Kanata" meaning this here borderless village where my relatives and I practise our ancient and environmentally sustainable lifestyle surrounded by unending nature and a spirit world populated by creatures you just couldn't imagine. Today we celebrate our nation by exploding coloured bombs in the sky and eating backbacon, perogies and cake with maple syrup with some nice beers and we paint the kiddies faces red and white and then we ride vintage Raleighs, Gliders and CCMs to the village square to dance with mounties, loggers and voyageurs. You know, that kind of usual stuff :-)

I'll raise a beer for you :-)

I rode my vintage Phillip's Twenty 100 km to come and see my family... enjoyed the wide open spaces, farmers fields, met the biggest friendliest three legged dog, sat and rested by a beaver dam, watched the deer and Herons, listened to the chirp of amorous frogs, and did not even mind the smell of manure... and really appreciated my fenderss.

desconhecido 07-02-10 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11053099)
The Continental has 26 by 1 3/8 wheels... Canadian roadsters had 622 wheels and British roadsters had 635 (oversized)... this bike would have competed with the Raleigh Superbe as CCM's top of the line 26 inch model.

It is a really stunning bike and when I get back from my little mini tour will wire up the lights... I also have the rear light and reflector to mount.

Yes, it's a nice looking bike. Very nice, and in wonderful shape. I think the Superbe would have had a better saddle, though.

Don't think I've ever seen that fancy of a chain wheel with an Ashtabula crank. Ashtabula cranks, now, there's a mixed blessing. If you have to upgrade the bottom bracket for some reason, it's probably easier to deal with the BB for the Ashtabula than it is with a Nottingham BB shell.

Sixty Fiver 07-02-10 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by desconhecido (Post 11053283)
Yes, it's a nice looking bike. Very nice, and in wonderful shape. I think the Superbe would have had a better saddle, though.

Don't think I've ever seen that fancy of a chain wheel with an Ashtabula crank. Ashtabula cranks, now, there's a mixed blessing. If you have to upgrade the bottom bracket for some reason, it's probably easier to deal with the BB for the Ashtabula than it is with a Nottingham BB shell.

I added the sprung Brooks mattress saddle... the stock saddle on many 60's CCM's was a double sprung Flyte which is a torture device. I still have the Flyte saddle the bike came with and will keep it for authenticity but have no urge to ride it.

That is your quintissential CCM chain wheel with the C C and M... earler models had a cotter crank with the same chainwheel and 50's models had an Astabula crank... these forged models were also made by CCM and are very good quality Astabula cranks.

Would never change them on this bike as it will stay the way it was made.

noglider 07-02-10 04:03 PM

They're heavy as boulders, but Ashtabula cranks are easy to work on!


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