Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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Hi, just registered onto the forum and this is my first post. A couple of years ago I was walking down to pick up some takeaway and came home with a Beretto racer that was out on the footpath during a road side clean up. I have repainted it and got it back on the road and love riding it.
To complete the resto I am chasing some decals for it. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do?
Also unfortunately the rear wheel had been replaced, the front is the original Wolber and would love to find a matching rear.
The gum boots on the brake levers are very weathered and would like to replace those also.
Are there any bike shops that might still stock some old stuff? From the lary colour scheme (it was white with red, yellow, green and blue over sprays) so am assuming it was made early 1980's. It has chrome forks and rear triangle.
Entered in a 45 km bike ride around the river in Brisbane back in April and got a real thrill in passing all these people riding their new big dollar carbon fibre/alloy framed bikes.
Finally, I think I need to wear some retro clothing to suit, so any ideas for that would be appreciated.
Have entered in the Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge coming up in October so want to have the whole look completed for that.
Best go now and do some training so I can make sure I will be laughing at all those cyclists, as I'm passing them, who laughed at me at the start line.
Hi there. Cool to meet you.
Retro rims are gonna be a hard one for you.Most get buckled, worn by brakes and tossed out. And buying online from o/seas is not an option as freight is a killer with rims.
Several gum hoods at Loose Screws
Some, like Bicycle Recycle in Moorabin, Melbourne. Don't know about Brisbane.
Here's some retro Euro road jerseys - not cheap, but very nice. I have one, mmm merino
And a retro helmet to go with it [/quote]
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
I'll phone Brett and seek his permission to PM you his number. Check your in box tonight after dinner.
Gee thanks for the response. So where is Hoffys bike shop?
Thanks for the link to the retro clothing. Hmm more money, gotta have a Cinzano jersey, then there's the matching knicks, socks ohhh.
Oh yes and I have spelling troubles, there is two R's in Berretto. I admit I was having some trouble on Google
Hoffy Cycles is at Sandgate. They do not make bikes any more.
Brett Richardson had a shop on one of the main drags on the north side which closed around 1995 called Berretto Bikes or Cycles.
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