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05

May
2015

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In Lovely Bikes

By Gavin Bannerman

Pushies Road Trip

On 05, May 2015 | No Comments | In Lovely Bikes | By Gavin Bannerman

The idea had been brewing for a while. We just had to make it happen. A fairly simple premise: a mini-van, a notable bike collection and some refreshment stops. Put that together and you’ve got a nice little road trip. On Sunday a group of VBEs (vintage bike enthusiasts) went out to see a great collection. I’ve written about Terry’s collection here before, so I won’t repeat myself too much. Suffice to say, Terry has a wide array of Australian, and Queensland-made bikes. Fairly well-known builders like Hoffy, Rocket and Tom Wallace are widely represented, along with more obscure makers like Bon-Ton in Ipswich, Renoun from Toowoomba and Dart Manufacturing Co. in Brisbane.

Terry road this Dart, around a hundred years old, on a ride from Broken Hill to Bourke – fitted with a non-period, comfy seat, bike computer and bottle cage.

 

 

A good day all round. How often do you get to ride a bike from 1887?

 

A massive thanks to Terry for being so generous in opening up his collection and letting us ride a range of his bikes.

 

 

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