Friday, August 10, 2018

Canadian Cycle and Motor Company bicycle

Another few holiday snaps. This beauty was spotted locked up to a church railing in Quebec City. At first I thought it was abandoned but given that it is so desirable and is held in place by a very hefty u lock I came to the conclusion that the bike shop on the opposite side of the road had placed it there as a honey trap for bicycle nerds such as myself.

I wasn't too sure what it was but thanks to the hive knowledge of the excellent Vintage Bicycles UK facebook group a kind fellow identified it as a CCM (Canadian, Cycle and Motor Company) Flyte.

Evidently it is something quite special, those forks!! Given half a chance I would have taken it home as a souvenir.

1 comment:

  1. Circa 1936-1940 according to Wiki. The company produced "simple" bicycles for the Canadian army during the war. What a great find. The forks are unbelievable. Is that just pure styling, or does it include some attempt at spring suspension?