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Sale of vintage bikes in Newcastle: Speedwells and Raleighs

Daniel Endicott is selling some of his vintage bikes over the next two weekends, Raleigh and Speedwell collectors take note… Viewing : Sat 16 March 2013 1pm to 3:30pm Raleigh mens and ladies Viewing : Sat 23 March 2013 1pm … 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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What price for an old bike?

This morning as I was heading out for the day, a man about my age and very well dressed for professional work, called out to me and came running up the footpath, asking me where I got my bike from. … Continue reading

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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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Some vintage bike love around Newcastle lately

First cabs off the rank – two Malvern Star mixtes. I was not aware that Malvern Star made mixtes, but I have seen two of them in the past week, this green one outside Maurice’s, which appears to be for … 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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A mixture of vintage and new: the Speedwell

I had my old Speedwell fitted with a few new parts so it would be a viable bike for ¬†everyday use. I really regretted its having to lose its old world look, but I reconciled myself to that and decided … Continue reading

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