Friday, June 3, 2011


What drew my eye to this bike was the fantastically curly lugs.

 I thought for a second it might be a Hetchins, down on its luck, spray painted and locked in front of  REI.    The (spray?) paint job obscured any labels, but I did notice this stamp in the chromed rear dropout:

Evidently CCM the Canadian Cycle and Motor company was the Schwinn of Canada, making some great bikes, a lot of decent bikes, and at the end of its life cycle, BSOs.

Anyway, I'm a sucker for Chromed forks and chainstays, and I'm glad I stopped, if only for the history lesson.


  1. Isn't CCM still around? Their BSO was featured in How It's Made.


  2. I still have my 20-year-old CCM, not-so-affectionately known as the Tank.

  3. The impression I got was that CCM went out of business, but someone bought the brand and was making BSO's under the name now