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. 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?

    1. Hi David, catching up on Blog stuff after getting back from holiday, hence the late reply.... The forks have got to be mostly styling though apparently they do provide a smooth ride. There's an article on the Flyte here:
      All the best, Richard