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In The Big Day

By Gavin Bannerman

Wouldn’t it be nice

On 01, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In The Big Day | By Gavin Bannerman



Wouldn’t it be nice … to win a Cobra. This is the 2015 prize bike, an early 80s Cobra BMX made in Toowoomba. Everyone that comes along to Pushies Galore is in the running to win this glorious bike. Just make sure to put your entry in at the Info Tent.

This bike has been a collective effort. The paint was provided by Roberto’s Custom Powder at Morningside, powder coating the frame and fork. In Roberto’s words, he took the following approach:

The Cobra frame and fork had already been powder coated by the previous owner and showed all the signs of a basic industrial job, heavy orange peel and rust pitting in a boring off the shelf blue. The guys wanted a Madison style candy green for the giveaway Cobra with the highest quality finish. We stripped the frame, repaired the cosmetic imperfections and returned a stunning candy green frame and fork to the Pushies Galore guys ready to assemble. 

Give Roberto a call to talk about your next bicycle project on (07) 3899 9832.

Don from Oxley Cycles contributed the seat, seat post, rims, cranks, crankset, tyres and tubes.

Steve from Craftworx Custom Wheels supplied the spokes and laced up the wheels.

And Glynn from Pro Sixty Five contributed the pad set, remaining parts and did the build.

All of these great businesses have donated their time, effort and gear to make one lovely bicycle. If you have a restoration project, be sure to give them a bell.

Make sure you’re in the running to win it on 12 July – the winner will be announced around 2pm. You need to be there to claim the prize.





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In Happenings

By Gavin Bannerman

Prize bike winner

On 19, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Happenings | By Gavin Bannerman


This years at Pushies Galore, we offered up a prize bike that every attendee could go in the running to win. This year’s bike couldn’t have gone to a better home. Anthony Fletcher from the Gold Coast was fortunate enough to win this bike.


But in a few weeks time, Anthony will be riding another bike in a very important ride.


Anthony will be riding in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in Brisbane on the weekend of 16-17 of August. This is a 200km bicycle ride over 2 days raising money for cancer research benefiting QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. It is a very personal mission for Anthony, both of his parents and his sister-in-law are battling cancer. This ride is his way of doing something to help.

You can help Anthony by sponsoring his ride. Go to his support page here to donate to this very worthy cause.

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In Lovely Bikes
The Big Day

By Gavin Bannerman

Prize Bike

On 09, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Lovely Bikes, The Big Day | By Gavin Bannerman

Everyone takes memories home from Pushies. But how much sweeter to take home a bike? Make sure you are there on Sunday and pop your name into the box at the Info tent to go in the running to win this prize bike. You will need to be there at 2pm to win the bike, so stick around.

This year’s prize bike is made possible by the hard work and products supplied by these generous souls.

Powdercoating done by Roberto Custom Powder.

Cranks and gearing provided by Gear Brisbane.

Wheels and hubs provided by Glynn Hicks of Hicks Sign Co.

Wheels laced by Emma Best aka Bike Bestie.

Brooks saddle and pedals provided by Bicycle Revolution.

Tool Bag made by The Leather Bug (Hein Olivier.)                            

Handle bar leatherwork by Mick Peel of Busyman.

Pushies Galore badge by Lix BMX.

All other parts and assembly by Richard Butler.








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