MADE IN CANADA, Eh? Canadian bicycles

Joe Gardin’s frames had combined opinions, generally he used solid lugs marked “Guerciotti” if I recall. He should have acquired a job lot from Italy when he ordered his tube units. I suppose he did some high-end customized work, however quite a lot of the later manufacturing frames apparently weren’t so nice.

Aquila was one other Toronto-based bike/framebuilder, whose merchandise weren’t at all times nicely obtained. They did market Titanium frames although I am undecided if they really made them.

Cyclops made by Mark Mulholland as talked about above, I believe these have been principally customized builds, I by no means heard any complaints about cheap-and-nasty brazing like the opposite two.

One other Toronto outfit that despatched out quite a lot of flyers within the mail again within the 90s was known as “Skinny Blue Line” and so they marketed bikes with that identify. Fairly reasonably priced, appeared like good worth although. Additionally they offered Cervelo frames again within the early days of White and Vrooman’s product line.

Additionally the distributor, Cycles Lambert, I appear to recall they’d a body branded below their identify. Again within the 80s or so. However this will simply be labelling.

Final however undoubtedly not least have been the Mariposa frames made by Mike Barry Sr (father of the just lately retired professional racer, additionally Mike), now retired. These have been additionally made well-known by the Canadian artist Greg Curnoe (1936-92), who rode with the London Centennial Wheelers bike membership. Curnoe made work of the customized Mariposa bikes that he purchased from Mr. Barry, these have been fairly well-known within the 70s Canadian artwork scene. I keep in mind one portray the place he made annotations about the place every a part of his bike was made. Curnoe was killed when a automobile crashed into a bunch experience, the driving force was identified as having some psychological dysfunction. That was a loss for Canadian biking and Canadian artwork.

Cannot consider any others not already talked about.