vintage speedwell need help

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

vintage speedwell need help

Postby agnewconcepts » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm

I have recently purchased an old speedwell which was hanging in a shed in Central NSW. The paint is pretty far gone, however you can still clearly read 'speedwell' in running writing which is hand painted on the frame. The lettering is hand painted and it also says "the ACE" on the frame. There is a logo on the down tube from the seat. The serial number is on the bottom bracket and is Z15645, the rear wheel hub says perry as does the brake.
I don't know alot about old bikes, I have been researching the net including looking on the musuem site. I have not been able to come across any serial number on a Speedwell starting with the letter Z.

Hopefully someone can give me some insight into some history of this bike, whether it was a racer, how old it is and whether it is worth restoring or leaving as is.

Cheers.
agnewconcepts
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm

by BNA » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:12 am

BNA
 

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby rollin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:12 am

You'll need to get some good pics and upload them to photobucket etc, you should be able to post the link up as you can't post pics untill you've had 10 posts otherwise you can ask a mod to let you post...
rollin
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:01 pm
Location: metung, victoria

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby Torana68 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:33 pm

picks picks picks, upload to photobucket and post a link :)
Torana68
 
Posts: 1046
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:40 am
Location: NSW/ACT


Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby Torana68 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:48 am

not a Speedwell as such, looks to have been "renovated" by someone, a few similarities to Speedwell or at least a NSW made bike, where does it say Ace?
Torana68
 
Posts: 1046
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:40 am
Location: NSW/ACT

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby agnewconcepts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:21 pm

Its says ace just after Speedwell on one side of the tube as pictured and on the other side it says "the ACE" . Very faded and hard to see.

Thanks for your assitance.
agnewconcepts
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:48 pm

agnewconcepts wrote:http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag94/agnewconcepts/Mobile%20Uploads/speedwell/IMG_0295_zps2667e22c.jpg
Image
ImageImage
Image
Image
Image
Image
These links will work if you copy and paste into address bar, they are on photobucket. Thanks.

Nice bike. If you add the img tags like I have done in your post, they will show up as images in the thread. Code is
Code: Select all
[img]http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag94/agnewconcepts/Mobile%20Uploads/speedwell/IMG_6123_zps01af17f2.jpg[/img]
User avatar
find_bruce
 
Posts: 3666
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby agnewconcepts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks for the tip.

A few questions?
1. does anyone know approximate year of this bike
2. should it be restored or left in unrestored condition
3. does it have any value?

The bike is for sale if anyone is interested.

Thanks.
agnewconcepts
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby munga » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:18 pm

50-150 seems about the going rate.
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6609
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: vintage speedwell need help

Postby ammie7 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:44 pm

How much would you be asking for it?
ammie7
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:31 pm


Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



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