Tag Archives: quirky bike

Vintage Spring ride report

What amazes me at the Vintage Rides is the diversity of the bikes there and the innovative and skilful restorations of old bikes. As well as the old bikes that are simply given a new set of tyres and ridden … Continue reading

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The Georgetown Juggernaut

This handmade cargo bike by Michael Newton has undergone considerable upgrades since it was first built in 2012. I first saw it at Bike Hour 2012, a bit over 2 years ago. At that time, there were very few cargo … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh trackster

This bike was an eye catcher yesterday at The Vintage Tweed Ride, partly because its name referenced┬álocally famous Fernleigh Track, and partly because of its unusual and understated colour scheme, as well as the distinctive and well-executed font used as … 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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Foreign perceptions of Newcastle as a hipster, biking city

How does one really get to know what a city is like without actually living in it? Sure, you can read travel brochures and do web searches and even take a reality tour on Google Maps to see what it … 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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Bikes seen around Newcastle lately

This groups of four riders chaining up their bikes at Bar Beach, only one of them was wearing a helmet I noted. Hi tech gadgetry on this bike in Adamstown. More Adamstown riders.

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Spring riding

Spring is arguably the best time of the year to be riding, not least because of the many, and often new, bikes to be seen on the roads. The best one I have seen this Spring is this one: It … Continue reading

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Diversity of bikes in Newcastle

There is a growing diversity of bikes being ridden in Newcastle now and this was really evident at the launch of Bikefest the other day. I really believe that to have a lively bicycle culture, there needs to be interest … Continue reading

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A Newcastle tradition

A few days ago I ran into Adam while he was out from work getting his lunch. Adam is a sometime commenter on this blog, and he was riding his fixie, a vintage Malvern Star frame, built up, painted black … Continue reading

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