Category Archives: Bennett

Riding my 1980s Bennett 10 speed, now restored

I decided to ride Fernleigh Track this morning as I had nothing much planned for the day and at the last minute I decided to take the Bennett to give me the chance to see how it went on a … Continue reading

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Bikes along Throsby Creek today

Matching in white …A vintage restoration: an old ten speed made into a 3 speed …A great colour scheme …My Bennett with “Italian leather”panniers…

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1980s Bennett 10-Speed Restoration

This is the Bennett as it is now, it is not quite finished as you can see, but it will be some time till I can get the grips I want for it so I wanted to post some progress … Continue reading

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Bicycle bells

There is nothing like the lovely sustained ring of a brass bike bell, and my copper one, shown above, is no exception to this. I also love its coppery colour, which has weathered very well and requires no polishing to … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett Restoration, continued

My work on the Bennett has been held up due to the crouched position I was working in giving me some back pain, so I have slowed down a little with my work on this project. I am trialling new … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett 10 speed Restoration

Here’s the Bennett is its current state of restoration and partial reassembly. It is looking pretty good so far and I am hoping it will go well when I am finished! I’ve encountered a few obstacles along the way. I … Continue reading

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Restoring the Bennett – the highs and the lows

My restoration project is moving along quite nicely, but not without its hiccups, as can be expected with such a project. I used Brasso on the alloy parts with stunning results, here are the before pics (which I posted earlier) … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett restoration – the next step

I have begun the dismantling and clean up of the Bennett. It is the first time I have dismantled a bike this far and I am thoroughly enjoying the process of taking parts off it and cleaning, polishing and servicing … Continue reading

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Restoring a vintage rack

I have this old mousetrap style rack from a Malvern Star which I had intended to install on my Speedwell, as it is about the same vintage …However, once the Speedwell had new wheels and a Shimano hub fitted to … Continue reading

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Riding the Bennett (even though it hasn’t been restored yet!)

Today was such a delightful day that when I was invited to a ride into town with a group of friends I naturally decided to go, and to ride the Bennett. The reason for this was to see how I … Continue reading

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