The Collectors on Friday night had a great piece on a collector of old bikes. He even has machinery from the 1800's that he uses to build replacement wheels. I wanted to record it for DamianM but was putting children to sleep and had hands full - I've tracked it down for everyone's viewing pleasure.

I think Susan might want to get him and his wife involved in the Tweed Ride next year :) I'm sure a few penny farthings would fit right in.....


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Comment by Susan on June 10, 2009 at 10:18am
I actually tried to find out more information on them before the Tweed Ride to see if they could make it, alas they live in Melbourne and I couldn't get in touch with them in time.

Will certainly be seeing if I can go talk to them and see the collection next time I am in Melbourne.
Comment by Neil Alexander on June 10, 2009 at 5:46pm
The Farrens are veteran BV/BFA identities. I first met them at the 1985 National Penny Farthing Championships in Evandale, Tasmania. Each was competing on their own bike. They keep the collection in a warehouse they own near their house.
Comment by DamianM on June 10, 2009 at 11:12pm
Hey Yogi, I remember you asking about the restaurant here ages ago. Did you ever find out any more info ?
Comment by ChrisS on June 11, 2009 at 12:59am
Even easier, watch it on the ABC site via IE, then upload it out of temp internet to the hosting site of your choice, such as Melb Cyclist.

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Comment by ChrisS on June 11, 2009 at 1:01am
PS: Susan, they're o/s at the moment. It's a particularly busy time of year in the nth hemisphere.


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