Tag Archives: old bike

How I’d restore my Speedwell now

I took this photo of the Speedwell last week and it’s prompted me to think about how I’d do things differently if I were restoring it again. The Brooks B67S aged leather saddle has been perfect. It has worn in … Continue reading

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Helmets

With the Velo City Global conference having been held in Adelaide recently, the mandatory helmet law (MHL) debate has been reignited here, promoted no doubt by Mikael Colville-Anderson’s declaration that he would not ride here with a helmet when he … Continue reading

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Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre has moved

The Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre, also known as the Bike Love Corral, has relocated to the University. The centre, run by Dan the Bike Man, has been a bit of a bike institution in Newcastle, with many people in town … Continue reading

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Bike as a second home?

Occasionally, I see a bike which appears to be the second home for the person riding it. It does not happen very often, but yesterday I was treated to such a sight in Hamilton.This elderly man was cycling along, slowly … Continue reading

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Bikes in Newcastle and the Bennett decal

I saw this lovely retro styled bike at Bar Beach the other day, it reminded me so much of my own Speedwell, only much newer and with derailleur gears … and this is Bar Beach in all its glory, we … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride: the round up

The tweed ride was a success, much to my relief. There was a wonderful turnout of vintage enthusiasts and Newcastle bloggers, over 40 riders in all. I was far too busy on the day to get very good photos but … Continue reading

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Bicycles seen around Newcastle and Sydney lately

A rider in Redfern Sydney, note the lack of helmet which is fairly common in inner Newcastle and Sydney.A rider in the park near Central Station, carrying a musical instrument on his back. Just a few of the many bikes … Continue reading

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My Speedwell now

My Speedwell has evolved a lot over the nearly two years I have been riding it in its current “life”. I have covered its evolution in here and  here. It now has an aged Brooks saddle with springs, I think it … Continue reading

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The trip in your head

Sometimes when I drive the car somewhere I haven’t been by car for a while I have to mentally adjust the “map” inside my head so I can visualise which way I will be going by car as that trip … Continue reading

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Is it OK for a man to ride a loopframe cycle?

Why yes, yes it is. This was a question which appeared recently on the search engine terms for this blog. I am not sure if the querier (?) got the answer he (or she) was wanting, as I do not … Continue reading

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