ABC: Milton "Spike" Jones frames registry established, display 14 July

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ABC: Milton "Spike" Jones frames registry established, display 14 July

Postby Thoglette » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 am

Bikes made by Milton Jones being saved from scrapheap to preserve Perth cycling history

Emma Wynne, ABC Radio Perth wrote:Although he has been tracking down owners for several years, on Saturday Mr [Frank] West will host the largest ever gathering of Milton Jones bikes and their riders.

It's an event he is both excited and anxious about and is hoping he might find the 50th Jonesy to add to the register.

"These current bikes will one day be of historical interest," he said.

"I'm in a position to follow up with some of the cyclists and get some of the stories direct from people's mouths about the building of the bikes and who they raced with."

"This really is just a very pleasurable pastime."

Details of the MH Jones register and open day can be found at the WA Historical Cycle Club website.


Display - MH Jones Day
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 AM 1:00 PM
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Re: ABC: Milton "Spike" Jones frames registry established, display 14 July

Postby RobertFrith » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:14 pm

Good story. Frank is on the forum as MHJonesRegister.
He's put a huge amount of energy into getting Milton's bikes back on the map. A number of the racers Milton built bikes for are still with us and many of them will be at the event on Saturday, including Rod Evans who made a 24 hour attempt on an MH Jones. Milton's widow Mavis will be there too. Going to be a great day :-)

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Re: ABC: Milton "Spike" Jones frames registry established, display 14 July

Postby redned » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:51 pm

And Robert, you got a free plug on the radio interview.

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