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In Happenings

By Gavin Bannerman

Build-Off Swag

On 17, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In Happenings | By Gavin Bannerman

Bragging rights, a feeling of achievement. Yeah, you can have that, or you can have $1000 worth of sweet bike cash to crown your win at the Pushies Galore Build-Off.

Winners in this year’s comp will be taking home Pushies Galore’s version of Bitcoin. Vouchers to splash at some fine bike businesses.

The first prize winner will take home:

Roberto’s Custom Powder: $150 voucher
Busyman Bicycles: $150 voucher
Gear Brisbane: $100 voucher
Pacific Chrome Plating: $100 voucher
Bicycle Revolution: $100 voucher
Crankstar Bespoke Cyclery: $100 voucher
Brisbane Outdoor Gear: $100 voucher
Craftworx: $100
Pushies Galore Pack: $100

Second Prize: $200 Pushies Galore Pack (t-shirts, bag etc)

Third  Prize: $100 Pushies Galore Pack (t-shirts, bag etc)


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In The Big Day

By Gavin Bannerman

A sow’s ear

On 28, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In The Big Day | By Gavin Bannerman

Some people say you can’t turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse, that you can’t polish a turd, or even roll it in glitter. While a run-of-the-mill road frame might not be a bad as the aforementioned, they are definitely crying out for some loving. Languishing in garages, sitting on curbside pickups, getting tossed at the tip, your honest road frame from the 70s-80s is due for a revival.

We’re talking your Repco Traveller, your old Ricardo or Speedwell. That bike that was good in its day, not a world beater, but an honest 10 or 12-speed tryer.

It’s time to give the old bike a facelift.

Last year, we had a BMX build-off competition for Pushies Galore. There were some astounding results, including Lixy’s prize-winning bike and this Rubik’s Cube-inspired build.


This year, the “base elements” will be a 70s or 80s road bike. The end result is only constrained by your imagination: coaster hub “street tacker”, loaded touring bike, pimped out dragster or classic roadie. To enter, head over to the build-off site: get registered, get building, go into the running to win sweet prizes.

To give you an idea of where to start, here’s a very rudimentary Speedwell, the perfect doer-upper.

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