Second annual Vintage Bicycle Show Toronto

Second annual Vintage Bicycle Show Toronto

The second annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show was held on July 28th at Trinity-Bellwoods Park 12-5 p.m. hosted by the Community Bicycle Network. It was a beautiful day for some sunshine and bike lovin’!

Here are some great photos by new dandy contributor David Keogh.

This 1958 Huffy Tandem, now tricked-out low-rider for two, with its 144 spoke wheels, white walls, 7 speed was one of the “Resto-Mod” bikes at the 2nd annual CBN Vintage Bicycle Show Sunday in Trinity-Bellwoods Park.

“Checkers” garnered a lot of attention Sunday. The “lovely riding” 1949 CCM was “left behind in my apartment by a bicycle gypsy,” says current owner Kelly.

Oliver’s Chain Gang low-rider was built with his father from parts they sourced from Craigslist. The twisted fork classic is fun to ride

The functioning Basta lock was one of the many reasons this mint 1967 CCM Centennial Doumatic (two-speed kick back, with coaster brake) was quickly snatched up, as were many of the great bikes for sale on Sunday.

The customizing was well underway as Bill Chan (back right) builds another of his fabulous cafe racers.

The custom cross bar on the ‘52 Schwinn was one of the many modifications made on Bill’s vintage bicycle art.”

Many climbed to the top of this 1885 (dated from the patent plate attached) penny farthing, from there, they could gaze on the scores of vintage bikes in the park.

Celebrity chef Rene Chauvin arrived on one of his vintage Peugeot’s.  This mint 1979 was just beautiful.

George – formerly of Parts Unknown in Kensington Market, now at One Bike  at 2 Fraser Avenue, finds one of his old bikes sold years ago to a friend, with terrific stories of many long rides.

Riders had plenty of great classics for sale, all working, in need of some TLC, but very reasonably priced.  Many of the vendors also had hard-to-find vintage parts for sale, all under a perfect day.

Kirk rests his 70s Leader in the shade on a beautiful Sunday in Toronto at the 2nd Annual CBN Vintage Bicycle Show. The 20” K-RAD is only the beginning of this Muscle Bike. Over the five years he has had it, he added all the saddle bags made from 35mm camera lens cases bought at Value Village.

David Keogh is a Toronto native, self-taught photographer, musician, bicycle builder and owner of The Linemen where he dreams, designs and builds custom draught beer towers www.thelinemen.ca.  This is his first published photographic work.

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