Harvey - worth saving?

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Harvey - worth saving?

Postby DJIntegr8 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:59 pm

Picked up this bike through a friend - an old neighbour's mother's bike that needs some love. Brilliant hand painted pinstriping, perished Dunlop Atlantic 28 x 1-3/8 tyres (perhaps original?), painted westwood rims and rear coaster brake only. Can't find heaps of info about it, but seems to be a pretty basic ladies roadster, perhaps post-WW2?

Only down side is the bent fork steerer, is it worth saving this?

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by BNA » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:33 am

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Re: Harvey - worth saving?

Postby barkmadly » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:33 am

I reckon it's worth saving, others may disagree. It may have more sentimenatal value than monetary.
There are a couple of home made ways to true forks or take it to a frame builder who will sort it in no time. Late 50's to 60's I reckon.
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Re: Harvey - worth saving?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:29 am

Forks for that bike would be a dime-a-dozen at places like CERES in Brunswick.

If you're going to use it, then it is worth saving. If you want to restore it to make money off it, you probably could if you find the right buyer. Ladies bikes of this type can sell for ridiculous money on everybody's favourite action site, especially if you're in Sydney.
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