Vintage & Retro Bicycle Enthusiasts

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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 Tony De Lyall Jan 22, 2014. 15 Replies

Vintage bikes - how does one start?

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

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Comment by Ange Jane on July 31, 2009 at 12:51am
Sounds like fun (not sure about the trams though!)... What time are you thinking, and is this expedition open to others like myself whose Vintage credentials are a little shaky?
Comment by hartleymartin on July 31, 2009 at 9:19am
Looking to gather from 11 am or so at Town Hall for about 11:30am start. Lord Nelson opens at 12, so a pint there and looking for somewhere suitable nearby to grab lunch. Its then basically an old time afternoon excursion.

Lack of retro bicycle credentials must be compensated for by retro clothing. ;-)
Comment by Adam Reveirs Florance on July 31, 2009 at 5:02pm
the more retro the better (in life, in general, in my opinion) but the more the merrier i'm sure ... i might have to bail early (around 3 or 4 pm) to go to band practice but that should be plenty of time for an ale or twain, lunch and/or devonshire tea - was there previously mention of the barracks museum? or something like that?
Comment by Adam Reveirs Florance on August 4, 2009 at 8:00pm
So are we on for this Sunday, Aug 9, 12 noon start at Town Hall, down to the Lord Nelson, jaunt thru the park, and then arvo tea at the barracks? I certainly hope so - in fact I may do it anyway regardless of whether anyone else turns up!
Comment by Adam Reveirs Florance on August 4, 2009 at 8:02pm
Another possibility after the Lord Nelson is to cycle over to the fish markets for lunch ... there's a semi-complete cycle path from Darling Harder round to Pyrmont. Then we could go back up through Glebe, past Sydney Uni and Central to Hyde Park ... just a thought ... hope the current glorious weather holds out ...
Comment by hartleymartin on August 4, 2009 at 9:13pm
Adam,

That sounds like a great plan. Let's say meet from about 11:30am at Town Hall (same meeting place as for Sydney Tweed Run) to kick off at midday. The current weather has been good. Not too warm to don the old Tweed (I wore mine on Sunday and did a 25km circuit of Fairfield and Smithfield, which included a stop at a Dutch food shop and cafe). If all works out to plan, I'll have my green roadster on new wheels in time for this ride.
Comment by Adam Reveirs Florance on August 4, 2009 at 9:47pm
Cool. 11.30am for a 12 noon start. See y'all there.
Comment by hartleymartin on August 4, 2009 at 10:13pm
I put up an event page for it:

http://www.sydneycyclist.com/events/vintage-retroride-sydney
Comment by hartleymartin on August 4, 2009 at 11:29pm
By the way, someone sent me this link: http://www.oregoncyclewear.com/MerinoWool.html I imagine that it is in US dollars and there would be shipping costs to pay, but if enough of us are interested in Merino Wool Jerseys, perhaps we should consider doing some sort of bulk order.
Comment by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 5:51pm
does anyone know anybody who rides morgan frames....or friends of friends....if so could you please get them to upload some photos of the bike.....thanks

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