Status: Belongs to a Client
Made in Canada
Frame & Fork: Unknown Steel Tubing
Groupset: CCM cutout in the chainring
Wheelset: Steel rims with White Wall Kenda K75 S-7 Schwinn 26 x 1-3/4; 47-571 ISO (571) Tires
Neil brought this CCM to me last year. I'll put the bike's story here after Neil gets it to me.
This looked like it would be relatively simple to rebuild but it actually proved to have a few challenges. This was only my second time painting a bike with fenders. I developed a jig that would hold the fenders in a way that would allow me to prime and paint both the tops and undersides at the same time. What I hadn't anticipated was how much paint it would require. The fenders used as much as the frame and fork. The black sanctions were a fun challenge as well. In the end, I thought the paint job bike came out well. Another challenge was the grips. It's not easy to find this vintage style. There is a place in France that supplies them but they were lost in the mail for over a month. The biggest challenge was the tires, though. The originals were Canada 26 x 1 1/2, meaning they were a unique size made for Canadian bicycles which are no longer made. Unfortunately, I read some false information online about another size that would work. They didn't. Finally, thanks to Sheldon Brown's wonderfully informative website, I was able to learn that S7 Schwinn tires, 26 x 1 3/4 (ISO 571) were the same size and I was able to find a set that fit perfectly. In the end, it all came together and I'm happy with the result. I hope that it provides joy to Neil and his family for at least another 50 years!