Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage 1969 CCM Galaxie Makeover

Alan Zweig's 1969 CCM Galaxie was given to Josh Heisie in the summer but needed a lot of work. Josh gave it back to me in exchange for another bike and the CCM has now been fixed.
The bearings have all been cleaned an re-packed as well as a paint job and new seat. I'll probably still change the handle bars and grips.
For a good tutorial on rebuilding these things check out Bike Overhaul.
Now with the low bars, chain and makeshift tool bag.
There's a company in Montreal that has some very cool vintage bike accessories for sale:

College and Beverley/Then and Now

Beverley Street looking north across College in 1913 before the road was straightened (somewhat).
Sometime in between.

College and Bathurst/Then and Now

Looking east along College from Bathurst in the late 1890's.
A current view.

College and Crawford/Then and Now

Looking west along College across Crawford in the mid 1930's.
A similar viewpoint in 2010.

Spadina and Oxford/Then and Now

Looking north up Spadina from Oxford in the late 1960's towards 1 Spadina Crescent. During World War 1 this was the Spadina Military Hospital. Amelia Earhart worked here as a nurse and it was while here in Toronto that her interest in flying Developed.
Miss Earhart in Toronto 1917.

Spadina and Nassau/Then and Now

Looking north up Spadina across Nassau in the late 1960's.

Queen's Quay and York/Then and Now