Vintage Bicycle Show 2016 Toronto

27908172444_ee63cb7b95_k

Vintage Bicycle Show 2016

Community Bicycle Network hosts annual bike event at Trinity Bellwoods Park

This year there were fewer bikes and fewer really, truly old bikes at CBN's Vintage Bicycle Show. Last year we spotted a healthy number of steel Schwinns and still-rideable Raleighs and the year before that, we even saw a real live boneshaker! This year, these were some of the oldest and most interesting bikes we saw.

This little rocket trike below was likely one of the older machines. It was on sale for $50 at the end of the day on Sunday, July 24 ...along with an offer for a double ride home!

28241127560_b09f848e46_k

27908158514_f27fff01ba_k

28446914081_d09ce50f4c_k

28241114190_1df204eea5_k

Classic ape bars and banana seat set up. Rainbow streamers are a nice finishing touch.

28524637975_067f3dba46_k

Ridiculous mini motor bikes.

28241116870_10dd98ca1a_k

Speed Queen.

28241108350_288895364d_k

Speed Queen and an elderly friend.

28524627605_b2f140140b_k

27908895423_aef6ee7b8c_k

This bike looked very old with its wobbly wooden rims and super deep V frame. Grips and pedals also looked to be original.

28524625695_bce2c2793e_k

The chain guard is held on with thin rope (or thick string, depending on how you look at it.)

28418894632_5683a1246b_k(1)

27908849903_6fafc13c7b_k

This robin's egg blue kids bike with fun fork detail caught our eye.

28446884291_afd393c0b4_k

... As did this fat-tired bike of a similar hue.

28241101070_5975c5442d_k

But, ouch, that metal seat!

28524640155_062d3046b8_k

Near the end of the day in the park, near Queen Street, those who were looking for a deal were still milling about with some old and not-so-old bikes.

28524666975_66f265ef9a_k

 

Our new issue of dandyhorse has arrived! dandyhorse is available for FREE at Urbane Cyclist, Bikes on Wheels, Cycle Couture, Sweet Pete's, Hoopdriver, Batemans, Velofix, and Steamwhistle.Our new issue of dandyhorse includes cover art by Kent Monkman, interviews with Catherine McKenna and the women behind Toronto's first feminist bike zine, lots of news and views on Bloor, Under Gardiner and the West Toronto Railpath and much, much more! Get dandy at your door or at better bike and book shops in Toronto.

Related on the dandyBLOG:

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show 2016 promo

Toronto's Fourth Annual Vintage Bike Show

Old and Pretty: The Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

Heritage Toronto Offers Bike Tours on the Toronto Islands and the Forts of Toronto

From the days of the dandyhorse: The skirt lifter

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *