Hoffy and Eric Hendren

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Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby Dave2011 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:51 am

Hey guys, Hoffy Cycles are celebrating 85 years at Sandgate Qld this year. Anyone with photos or stories that can be shared would be appreciated. Just flick them to their Facebook page or email them to hoffycycles@gmail.com

I'm sure they'll appreciate them
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Re: Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby GaryF » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:51 am

I'm afraid I haven't heard of Hoffy Cycles in Brisbane before but 80 years for a bike shop in business is a rarity indeed. I hope you find some photos. I would love to visit the shop if ever I'm in Brisbane.
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Re: Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby morini » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:03 am

I was talking to a bike shop in Toowoomba the other day and the guy was telling me he'd been to a Hamilton Cycling Club reunion and caught up with Eric Hendren. Still kicking, pretty fit and loving red wine. The down side was that apparently when he sold the business the new owners of Hoffy may have chucked all of the frame making jigs and equipment plus some NOS parts to the tip. I hope not.
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Re: Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:47 am

I still have my Hoffy track frame and is on the fluid trainer. I will be putting my old 28sp wheels onto it and going to Caboolture Velodrome in the near future for some riding. :)

Hope they weren't dumb enough to dump all that equipement! :evil:


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Re: Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:20 am

I had a Hoffy a few years ago that looked to be mid range, ended up passing it on to a bloke who started out on a Hoffy and wanted one to restore :) .
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Re: Hoffy and Eric Hendren

Postby DanielW 1989 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:26 pm


This is my Hoffy. It was my Dads who brought it in Brisbane in the 70's. I ride it regularly. Have done around 6000Km on it this year. It still goes like the wind!
best steel frame I have ever ridden and its 40 years old.

Have a look at the pictures of my Hoffy below

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