Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
viewing a mobile ad image on gumtree didn't help my cause much either Loch
Just noticed this Paino http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/telaio-mis-5 ... 1e733c97f4
But is in Italy, so maybe not a Sydney Paino. Or if it is, it must have an interesting story.
Biggest ever front light!!!
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Hey! I used to commute on something like that! (before it was retro) Same battery chugging bottled glowworms too. Deer Park to Footscray, no bikelanes, no lid. Ahh memories...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
yep, i had that sort of light on my op-shop bike in high school.
i recall the bike had stem shifters, so in the interest of fashion, i move them down to the downtube.
sure, it crimped the tube a bit, but i looked so much cooler!
Harvey 1940's Club Racer
Am I correct in assuming that the wheel & hub came from another bike ? The reason I ask is that I am struggling to imagine anyone building a bike with no brakes and a freewheel hub
I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".
During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.
I don't think its 1950's. 1940's lugwork, not drilled for brakes and mudguards, no mudguard eyelets on front fork ends...
Harvey 1940's Club Racer
I think the same would apply a decade either way.
Could have had a coaster brake originally.
Yep, I think you're right, maybe dual purpose club racer at best
Worth it for the description alone.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GIRO-Ventoux ... 600wt_1180
Bahahaha classic. "On the gear".
Ebay hall of fame.
I've noticed that some people list items to get extra search hits by writing "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3"
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It is one of thethings that really gets up my nose - I can understand it if you have some obscure brand that is of a similar standard, but most of the time it is some BSO that the person is worth more than $2.50.
So putting "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3" is most likely to result in me filtering your ad out completely
Well, I think roadster is a bit cruel
Probably a lower/mid level racer/sports? Remember that a lot of brakes from this period (Philco, Resilion etc) did not require drillings to mount and and there were also people rode high quality bicycles around the countryside but didn't regard racing as the be-all and end-all of cycling
Likely just covering the costs of the "recent service" which looking at the chain and cluster, didn't extend that far
My brother in laws vanity project...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 050wt_1397
hardly ridden, hung in the garage...1989? Klein Quantum..everything else nearly new or new...shame about the Durace hubs..I wanted them.
Nice bike...but surely that's not a 56cm C-C seat tube? Looks more like 52 or even less.
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
I'd rather the Collie in the background .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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