Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi, I am trying to track down a Guyatt bike, built between 1930-1960 by my legend Uncle Herb Guyatt, who raced alongside Oppy. they were built in Gippsland, Victoria. I just want one for sentimental value.
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

by BNA » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:31 am

BNA
 

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby spirito » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:31 am

Spirit of Herb wrote:Hi, I am trying to track down a Guyatt bike, built between 1930-1960 by my legend Uncle Herb Guyatt, who raced alongside Oppy. they were built in Gippsland, Victoria. I just want one for sentimental value.


Is he related to Billy Guyatt?

Image
Cranky Jim wrote: God did not invent gears. Men invented gears ... because we are not gods.
User avatar
spirito
 
Posts: 1380
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:03 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:52 am

Yep, they're brothers!
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby spirito » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:42 am

Spirit of Herb wrote:Yep, they're brothers!


Wow ... that's a lot of cycling history you've got on your family 8)

I've not seen a Guyatt bike unfortunately but I hope someone reading this might know of one or help direct you.
Cranky Jim wrote: God did not invent gears. Men invented gears ... because we are not gods.
User avatar
spirito
 
Posts: 1380
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:03 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:24 am

spirito wrote:
Spirit of Herb wrote:Hi, I am trying to track down a Guyatt bike, built between 1930-1960 by my legend Uncle Herb Guyatt, who raced alongside Oppy. they were built in Gippsland, Victoria. I just want one for sentimental value.


Is he related to Billy Guyatt?

Image


Hope you inherited his quads. They are exceptional!
Ha ha! Cookies on dowels.
User avatar
ValleyForge
 
Posts: 919
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:39 pm

Yep, my Quads look exactly like his........
.forearms that is. :oops:
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:06 pm

Sorry I have never seen a Guyatt bike. I did however have a quick look through some papers I have here and found some clippings on your family. If you want copies let me know. Some I have doubles so I can send you originals if you like.

Below is an excerpt from one which I found interesting. (Courtesy of the N.T News July 15 1964.)

Image
cludence
 
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:13 pm

And another compliments of The Daily Mirror November 16 1979.

Johnj is good at pulling these out of online library archives so will prob appear soon with the full article. :wink:

Image
cludence
 
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:21 pm

Great articles, I'll pass them on to Herb's widow, she'll love them. my side of the family picked up the guns in Sale also, pity they didn't pick up cycling (although our gene pool is a bit shallower!)
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:28 pm

If you send me a PM I can pass on my email address and send some of these to you for Herb's wife if you like.

I have a folder here with cuttings and info on the Guyatt's. Predominately Billy, but I am sure Herb's wife will enjoy reading them.

I have learnt that Billy was quite the salesman and whilst suspended from cycling he set a record and sold 90 vacumn cleaners in 90 days!

I also found this one on Herb.

Image
cludence
 
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Johnj » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:44 pm

cludence wrote:And another compliments of The Daily Mirror November 16 1979.

Johnj is good at pulling these out of online library archives so will prob appear soon with the full article. :wink:


Sorry Karen, the National Library newspapers only go to 1954. :(

But I found an account of Herb Guyatt winning the first Phillip Island bicycle Grand Prix in 1935. Plenty more at the National Library. Guyatt is an unusual name, so not too hard to find articles.
Johnj
 
Posts: 413
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:53 am
Location: Sydney, Inner West

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:06 pm

British Empire Sprint Champion 2 years running, I never knew!
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby bicyclepassion » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:53 pm

Are you looking for a bike with 'Guyatt Special' branding, or did he make bikes with other branding/decals? Warren
bicyclepassion
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:38 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:00 pm

According to his wife, he made the bikes featuring calligraphy styled decals, not the block upper case. so the former, do you know of any? :o
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:36 am

I have a frame that came from Maffra that I was told had been built by Herb, but it has been repainted with house paint many years ago and there are no remaining decals. I think Billy Guyatt rode for Master Sports for much of his career, but that doesnt help you much in looking for a 'Guyett Special', or one of Herb's bikes. A 'wanted to buy' ad in the local Sale paper 'Gippsland Times' will probably turn one up, as there must be quite a few still around. Warren
bicyclepassion
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:38 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:40 pm

Thanks Warren, are you a local gippy boy also
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:32 am

All gone quiet here, anyone else?
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:09 am

No bike here unfortunately but you have reminded me of something...

I was speaking with a gentleman in Victoria last week who is compiling records and cycling history. I mentioned you and Herb etc and he is keen for you to get in touch with him. He is keen to record any info you or your aunt may recall on Herb, Billy and also their father.

If this is of interest to you, let me know and I can PM his contact details to you.

Karen.
cludence
 
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:45 pm

Yeah sure, put him in touch with me. His Wife is trying to compile info now, s othere should be soemthing of interest
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby scratchman » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:09 pm

according to this Master Sports catalogue for 1938 Herb was on the staff.
Image
Phil
scratchman
 
Posts: 426
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Carapooee, central victoria

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:57 pm

thanks for that FANTASTIC!
Spirit of Herb
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby coogiebear » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:02 pm

I have a 1950's Guyatt Special step through ladies frame and forks.
This bike has never been assembled and is in orginal black with "Guyatt Special" sign written in gold on lower tube. Two transfers, one on the headstem and one on the seat stem read "built by H.Guyatt sale". The one just above the seat stem reads "air craft tubing" "Renolds 531" "Precision always".
The frame and paintwork is in original condition with only some small paint chips. Two transfers are perfect, one transfer is average.
A stamped number on the seat stem is 1083.
With some T.L.C this bike will bring it back to its glory days. If you wish to see photos please contact me, or for any further information.
Gary
coogiebear
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:08 pm


Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby nathan_867 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:55 pm

coogiebear wrote:I have a 1950's Guyatt Special step through ladies frame and forks.
This bike has never been assembled and is in orginal black with "Guyatt Special" sign written in gold on lower tube. Two transfers, one on the headstem and one on the seat stem read "built by H.Guyatt sale". The one just above the seat stem reads "air craft tubing" "Renolds 531" "Precision always".
The frame and paintwork is in original condition with only some small paint chips. Two transfers are perfect, one transfer is average.
A stamped number on the seat stem is 1083.
With some T.L.C this bike will bring it back to its glory days. If you wish to see photos please contact me, or for any further information.
Gary



Gary do u still have this bike? If so could u inbox me please
nathan_867
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:48 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby coogiebear50 » Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 pm

nathan_867 Yes nathan I still have the bike.
coogiebear50
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 8:54 pm

Next

Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: rangersac, simon.young, Yahoo [Bot]



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit