Recent comments

  • Reply to: 1951 & 1955 CCM Flyer Frames   2 days 18 hours ago

    The serial number is stamped on the seat lug, I will have to look if any of it is still visible under the new paint.

    I did have photos of ithe serial number after I stripped off the old paint, I may have sent these to Wayne Gillies and John Williamson with whom I have relied heavilly on for the restoration of all my Flyer projects. They are both VERY helpful gentlemen. Currently having trouble with one  of my backup disk drives where many of my bike photos are, if you notice on my FLICKR site I have ovev 50,000 photos on FLICKR.

    The 1926 frame also has an S stamped on the left rear dropout, my 1930's Flyer has a P stamped in the same location.

    As I have not had much feedback on thse stamps in jest I called the 26 a (S)pencer special and the 30's a (P)eden special.

    See the attached scan: One other thing to note is I did measure the angle of the seat tube on Mikes 1925 frame and compared it  to my frame and Wayne's older Flyer frame, they are all 67 degs.

    Thanks for your comment regarding the restoration.

    Tony

  • Reply to: 1951 & 1955 CCM Flyer Frames   2 days 22 hours ago

    thanks, I had found his website and Flyte picture online

    it does look very similar, and I have been wrong before

     

    you did a super job on the restoration

    do you have the picture of the serial number?  where is it stamped?

     

  • Reply to: 1951 & 1955 CCM Flyer Frames   3 days 6 hours ago

    See this post for more information:

    http://www.vintageccm.com/content/1925-ccm-flyer

     

  • Reply to: 1951 & 1955 CCM Flyer Frames   3 days 9 hours ago

    Max,

    Mike Barry is one of the GURU's of Canadian Cycling, founder of Bicycle Specialties and Mariposa bicycles.

    The old fellow in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=372&v=PafbHhOsWjE

    I believe that Mike purchased some of the Flyer tooling and parts when CCM packed it in.

    Mike has an extensive collection of beautiful bikes and is currently working on a coffee table bicycle book.

    Cheers

    Tony

  • Reply to: 1951 & 1955 CCM Flyer Frames   3 days 11 hours ago

    I am not disappointed, it's nothing personal, and not trying to voluntarily put it down

    they are just observations when comparing to my 10's, 20's and 30's Flyers, Road Racers and regular CCMs

    around 70 of them

    but I don't have a 1925 or 1926 original paint Flyer, so unfortunately my observations can't be confirmed

    and who is Mike Barry? would like to see pictures of his '25 Flyer, can you share the pictures?