Vintage & Retro Bicycle Enthusiasts


Vintage & Retro Bicycle Enthusiasts

Do you sit on tensioned leather? Is yours a lugged steel bicycle? Is carbon just that stuff people say we need to stop putting into the air? This is a group for people into vintage bicycles. (typically pre-1980's)

Location: Sydney, Australia - where else?
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2015

Discussion Forum

my vintage* bike

Started by PeterT. Last reply by Neil Alexander Feb 23, 2014. 7 Replies

resources for 'period correct' bits

Started by PeterT. Last reply by tonydelyall Jan 22, 2014. 15 Replies

Vintage bikes - how does one start?

Started by PeterT. Last reply by PeterT Jan 18, 2014. 29 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Chris on February 18, 2010 at 12:24am
See your other thread on the subject of Morgan bicycles for a long winded post & a couple of pictures.
Comment by Robert Harris on May 4, 2010 at 9:32am
Bikecology Parramatta (the old Universal Cycles store) are selling off a bit of NOS including:

- A 1973-ish Peuget 3 speed

- 1950s Royal leather saddle:

- White wall tyres

I bought this "new" 1980-ish Malvern Star Sprint 12 yesterday:

It might be worth a drive out there to see what they have. Also, keep an eye on their Ebay store to see what comes up.
Comment by hartleymartin on August 18, 2010 at 7:46pm
I got Bikecology's black leather saddle (it's actually "Roland" brand) and a Suntour GT rear derailleur off them. The Suntour GT and the V-GT Luxe rear derailleurs tend to be harder to come by. People who own and use them don't want to let them go in a hurry.
Comment by baa baa on August 18, 2010 at 8:05pm
Its an unwritten rule. Never ever let anything branded "Suntour" be sold, traded or swapped.
( Indeed. Bikecology is a great shop for all those old hard to find bits. Best talked about in whispers me thinks)
Comment by Michael on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm
I was born a rule breaker, so won't hesitate to announce I have a bit of Suntour kit to sell trade or swap.
Will have to check the shed first to see exactly what is left after my son's fixie-building period.
Comment by hartleymartin on August 18, 2010 at 8:44pm
Michael - Let me know what Suntour stuff you have for sale. I need a few Suntour bits.
Comment by hartleymartin on August 18, 2010 at 9:08pm

A gathering to celebrate vintage, classic and just old road bicycles.

AUGUST 29th, 2010

10am at Coffee Caravan, Parkes Drive, Centennial Park


Your bicycle must be pre-1987 OR;
A custom build or a rebuild in the style and spirit of pre-1987 bicycles.

- NO STI levers/Brifters
- NO Carbon Fibre
- NO Clipless Pedals
- Shifters to be on the down-tube (Barcons permitted)
- Non-Aero levers frowned upon

Vintage or retro-style clothing encouraged but not required.

See relevant thread, to indicate an RSVP to attend.
Comment by Matt Shearer on August 25, 2010 at 12:19pm
like to join your group and believe that atop my Pedersen I will satisfy the bike requirement. Since Sturmey-Archer copied Pedersen's unpatented hub gear I will also assume a Rohloff hub gear will not exclude me. See you for coffee on the 29th.
Matt Shearer
Comment by hartleymartin on August 25, 2010 at 9:49pm

I seem to remember a Pedersen at the Sydney Tweed Ride - was that you? I'm pretty sure that you bicycle falls into the category of "custom build or rebuild in the style and spirit of pre-1987 bicycles"
Comment by hartleymartin on August 25, 2010 at 10:45pm
Darn - I've just realised that in the requirements it should actually read:

Aero Levers frowned upon, non-aero levers encouraged.


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