Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:30 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.

User avatar
spirito
Posts: 1389
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:03 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby spirito » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:31 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.

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:52 am

Yep, they're brothers!

User avatar
spirito
Posts: 1389
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:03 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby spirito » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:42 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
ValleyForge
Posts: 1331
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:37 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:24 pm

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 ha! Cookies on dowels.

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:39 pm

Yep, my Quads look exactly like his........
.forearms that is. :oops:

cludence
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:06 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: 1179
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:13 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

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:21 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!)

cludence
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby cludence » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:28 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

Johnj
Posts: 452
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:53 am
Location: Sydney, Inner West

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Johnj » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:44 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.

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:06 pm

British Empire Sprint Champion 2 years running, I never knew!

bicyclepassion
Posts: 547
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:38 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby bicyclepassion » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:53 pm

Are you looking for a bike with 'Guyatt Special' branding, or did he make bikes with other branding/decals? Warren

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:00 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

bicyclepassion
Posts: 547
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:38 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:36 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

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby Spirit of Herb » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks Warren, are you a local gippy boy also

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

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

All gone quiet here, anyone else?

cludence
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

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.

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

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

scratchman
Posts: 468
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Carapooee, central victoria

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

Spirit of Herb
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

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

thanks for that FANTASTIC!

coogiebear
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:08 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby coogiebear » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:02 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

jmiles.1@bigpond.com
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:54 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby jmiles.1@bigpond.com » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:28 pm

He used to tell a story of selling an Electrolux Washing Machine to a woman with no electricity. Won him Salesman of the Year !

nathan_867
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:48 pm

Re: Guyatt bikes- any out there?

Postby nathan_867 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:55 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

coogiebear50
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 8:54 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.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media