Monday, November 21, 2011

Eaton Glider

Mark sends photos of another less common 3 speed. He goes as far as to call it an oddball, but we won't resort to such name calling here.


I noted you said its been quiet on the site lately, so thought I'd provide another photo or two for you. The Eaton's Glider is essentially a Raleigh Sport made for the (now defunct) Canadian Department store chain. Mine appears to be 1972 (based on the hub), and it seems to be mostly original. Interestingly, the rims are Canadian not English! I added the Brooks, and the fenders are not original but close.....

I've been having a ton of fun on this bike, which I've only had for about 6 months.

Here are a couple of shots:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/markk900/Cambridge%20to%20Paris/IMG_1917.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/markk900/Cambridge%20to%20Paris/IMG_1924.jpg

(The black bike in the background is my wife's 1956 Standard Model K - more photos later).

Thanks for the submission, Mark, and for the promise of something else to look forward to. These are the things that help us make it through winter.

1 comment:

GBC said...

Raleigh actually had a factory in Montreal that built Canadian Raleighs as well as bicycles for other companies such as the Eatons Glider.