Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Had a bit of a score a week or so ago on the Council Clean up.
A Soren son Reynolds 731 frame with 531 forks Weighs in at 2.6kg
A heap of track wheels tublulars and clinchers with Suntour Superbe pro and campag record hubs to name a few
and best of all a Kerry Hopkins track bike which weighs in at 7.4kg without a front tyre. This bike was owned by Kris Denham and from the little research I have done, appears to have raced for Australia. I cant believe what people throw out.
Score! Good hard rubbish around your area
NO WAY . You mean all that was actually all in a pile on the side of the road?! Unbelievable.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
That's it...my brother in law in Taree is getting orders to drive around picking up stuff next time, whether he likes it or not!!! The nephews can make a game of it!
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Yes it was picked up from the side of the road. I was out having a lunch time ride scoping the junk and this is what I found on one pile. I imagine it was quite funny to see a lycra clad roadie riding down the main street of town carrying a bike and a frame over his shoulder- I had dollar signs in my eyes and I werent leaving it there in case someone else picked it up before I could get back.
I am probably not suppose to be spruiking for a sale in this section but there isnt a velodrome within 150km of me so I will be looking at moving this stuff on. Better photos coming soon in the 4 sale section
Good to see you rescued it. By coincidence I was recently given Kris Denham's road TT bike, which I was going to post up shortly. This is also purple (Kris obviously liked purple) and has a "Custom Paint by Kerry Hopkins" sticker. I think it's actually a Geoff Scott/Clamont, repainted by Hopkins. It came with a bodgy wheelset including a Superbe Pro track front wheel.
I'll post some images soon.
Curiously the front wheel has a Blackman engraving (Blackman Cycles, Parramatta I guess) with Denham in texta on the rim. The TT bike chainring has his name engraved on it, must have been a big lot of bike thieves about?
PM me if you want to do a swap for road wheels. Be nice to re-unite the TT bike with the correct wheels.
jeff from the gold coast called me up to spruik about his latest bargain. 653 raleigh, a size too big for me i'm afraid. big sister to the frame i had.
You sure it was council pick-up junk? Maybe someone was moving house and was backing the trailer out, or something? [INSERT SICK-WITH-JEALOUSY EMOTICON HERE]
Here in Syd I once saw a few BSO's last literally less than a minute after being left outside -- there were a couple of parolees stalking the street and one of them thought he'd won the lottery by beating the other guy.
Black Head should prepare itself for a sudden influx of cyclists.
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One of the back wheels had Blackman written in texta on the rim. It came off when I wiped it though which didnt expect.
I think the campag record hubbed wheel was QR. What road wheels have you got?
Sometimes I hate living in Canberra...
We dont have kerbside collection like everywhere else. We donate bikes to the 2 contracted govermment recyclers , who then turn around and ask $80+ for them...
Ive been lucky with cheap finds lately, so I really shouldnt whinge
Great score !
When in doubt......mumble.
Top tube of Kerry Hopkin track bike is 59cm c-c Seatpost is 58cm c to top or 56cm c-c. I am doing some research on pricing at the moment.
Still cant send PMs so send me your email address. Who do I ask to sort the PMs as I thought it was my work computer but I am home now and same issue?
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