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CCM HISTORY - INTRO

CCM ROAD BICYCLES

CCM ROADSTERS, ETC

 

BICYCLES OF CANADA

 

VINTAGE CCM ROAD BICYCLES

Quite a few old CCM roadsters and Ten Speeds have found their way into The Old Shed over the years.  Most were acquired for five dollars, or less.   And one, at five bucks and in my opinion, was way over priced.

The oldest CCM road bicycle that I have run across, to date, would have to me the CCM Westonia that I picked up, through a good friend, a couple of years ago.  That bicycle, though pretty much unsophisticated in design and build, did, none the less, feature a Reynolds 501 tube set.  Though unsure of exactly how old the bicycle is, there is a provincial tag on the bicycle suggesting the registration year to be 1958.

The next oldest CCM road bicycle, to find shelter in The Old Shed would be either a CCM Formula 1, or a CCM Turismo, or a CCM Targa or even the lowly all chrome plated Grand Prix.  Though unsure of the other bicycle's vintages, I am pretty sure that the Grand Prix was of 1971 vintage.  The Targa would be about the same age, or perhaps a bit newer.

The Formula 1 and Turismo are a mystery at the moment.  Based on the components fitted, best guess would suggest late sixties, at best, but probably from the seventies.

The one CCM I know to be of seventies vintage is my 1975 CCM Tour du Canada, CCM's one and only shot at building a truly race worth bicycle.  The Tour du Canada lived a fairly short life span, once again best guess would be from 1972 to 1976 inclusive.  That alone makes the bicycle a rare bird to begin with.  However, there is an additional tale told about the CCM Tour du Canada, that might prove interesting to some, while horrifying to others.

The newest CCM road bicycle to come my way did so through one of my favourite bicycle finding methods - Flyers.  Less that two hours after delivering my morning set of Flyers, a call came in regarding an old Ten Speed that the fellow was interested in selling.  That bicycle turned out to be a Shimano 600 Arabesque fitted road bicycle that, quite frankly, was not too bad at all.

And that is about it for CCM road bicycles, to date.  There are some, such as the CCM Flyer that capture my interest, but have yet to come my way.  For the most part, I have been lucky enough have found one of the companies best bicycles, the Tour du Canada.

Though of little interest to me, a number of not Ten Speed CCM bicycles have entered the shelter of The Old Shed.  None remain and almost all have been used as traders.

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