Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

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Re: Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

Postby DOZ » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:56 pm

That bizarre thing is legit, the only non-standard items are the tyres. Even the pedals are original.

I have owned one from new but its a metallic green colour. I got it from Santa in 1990 or 91 (need to check). It was sold to 'Santa' at David Jones. Features unique to this bike are biopace ring, hub rear brake, wheel covers (mine were cut off for speed) and fine welded joints. The shifter is conventional mtb from the era.

I have pics on fb, not sure if I can link them to here.


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Re: Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:31 am

Garb wrote:Hi folks.
Bought this one a while ago, it's a Southern Cross F1 Mirrabrook.
Any info on it?
Same co. as above?
It was bought new in 1989 in Canberra and was in the Bicycle Museum.

Eh, there was a bright baby blue one with neon green discs on Sydney eBay a few months ago. I saw it, and it looked so odd with its 20" wheels. I think it was selling for like $50 or something. Pooling at it again, it would've been a cool little bike to ride around with.
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Re: Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

Postby xerlex » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:56 am

I had one of those as a kid but it was decaled as a Roadmaster Fiero, first bike with hand actuated brakes and I put myself over the bars on my very first ride haha. That would have been around 88-89.

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Re: Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

Postby FrancesJones » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 am

Hello- Can anyone help please. I live in Shropshire.UK- and have just discovered that Mr Lang had a workshop in King Charles Barns, Madeley, Shropshire during the 1970's. Since we are famous mostly for the fact that King Charles the 2nd stayed here for the night after the Battle of Worcester in is fabulous to discover that we had a craftsman in modern times of which little is known. Could anyone tell me where in this country he was born, and were and when he died. Any other information about his work in the country would also be welcome. I am working with our local History Group who are very eager to re-discover this obviously very talented man and make sure he is remember back here. Thank you in advance .
Frances Jones, Madeley,Shropshire, UK
His grandson - glennOZ42 posted in 2010- perhaps he is still around and willing to assist.

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Re: Southern Cross 'Alpha Racer'

Postby Judith Lang » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:51 pm

Hello i'm Judy Lang Richards,,,Stan Langs daughter,,,can you send me a friends request on Facebook,,,,,,i'm in Adelaide South Australia,,,,,,,,,,,Judy Lang Richards

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