dating speedwell bikes

Quiet rural roads, wonderful scenery, farm-gate produce and close proximity to Sydney makes Wollondilly a fantastic place to cycle.

century he began to manufacture bikes under You might become radicalized, so be forewarned! The frame may also have originally had handpainted pinstriping. Sydney Australia.

The headset has damage to the knurling and there's a few balls missing from the bearings. The Speedwell motorcycle was built in the early 1900s.

hi luv the pics… would anyone know where I can find information on identifying my speedwell.. Thank you for the info. Generally a bike from that era had rims that had a raised area in the middle of the rim that was painted to match the bike. Examples of penny-farthings marked Speedwell exist; however, it is unknown if they were locally made or imported., Speedwell path racer vintage Perth Williams Brooks T.D.C Sturmey Archer Pashley Guvnor.

Hi David, just light household oil to try and take the edge off the steel wool. AGE / VALUE: Velo Sport Made in Canada. Glenn”, as he is pictured throughout this excellent repair manual wearing a pristine white lab coat. Post by Rustymac » 19 May 2016, 07:50 . Thanks for your comment Greg. Perth Vintage Cycles

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I did note that the original rims measured 28 x 1 3/8 inches and that they were spoked 32 front and 40 rear, and the original rear hub was a reversable fixed / free 18T setup. I would love to put original stuff back on the frame, but don’t know where to start. I may leave it with 27″ x 1-1/4″ wheels and tyres as it is far easier to get spares for those than 28″ wheels these days.

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Speedwell were always supportive of bicycle racing in Australia, donated Royal Speedwells to race winners, and sponsor races (the Speedwell Cup ran from 1906 to at least 1955). The partnership between Bennett and Wood ended in 1887, with Bennett taking ownership of "Bennett and Wood".[4]. Hi I have a speedwell ladies with the hooped step through like your pictures. The headset was rusty but restorable, however the rest of the parts were beyond restoration hope. It was only a short time, however, before expansion compelled the firm to occupy Pike's stores at the rear of the Market Street building and also premises in other parts of the same block. In November 1906 the fastest time in the Goulburn to Sydney race was taken by J. O. Burr on a Royal Speedwell.

They were a late 1960’s thing. The black paint on your bike doesn’t look very thick.To get rid of the black paint get some very fine grade wet and dry sandpaper (use it wet) and rub very carefully until you get rid of the black paint.

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hi did you repaint that or was it like that when you got it???? This husband and wife team have spent their lifetimes collecting very old and very rare bicycles. At this point I made a few additions to the build and added  a few newer components to improve the ride. […] The Speedwell Diaries – A Blue Special Sports 3-Speed : — a new recyclist […], That Speedwell sports 3 is perfect…well done. Any tips? He became an employee at Speedwell building racing bikes (the "Olympic", so named in his honour, was one of the racing models) and promoting for Speedwell. In the early days of the twentieth century he began to manufacture bikes under the Speedwell brand name.

Rolf Lunsmann, Dunc" Gray's bike They would have almost certainly also had mudguards, and chances are that they would have had a leather saddle, made by either Bell or Brooks (although there were several manufacturers of leather saddles at the time). It’s a great look at the history of cycling through the eyes of women riders, with lots of rarely seen photos, including those of African American cyclists. "The Australian brand Speedwell had its beginnings with Charles Bennett who was an accomplished bike racer on pennyfathings and the Inter-colonial Champion of Australia in the days before Australia existed as a nation.

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Start browsing and messaging more singles by registering to POF, the largest dating site in the world. AGE / VALUE: Viking Frames . Even if you don’t make it to the end of this cycling guide for the masses, along the way you’ll find fun pencil and ink drawings of cycling’s days of yore. This would be a great book to add to any teenager’s collection. Arie van Vliet won the world's professional sprint championship in 1936 and 1938. now on display Thanks for commenting It has the same sprocket on it, quite distinctively Speedwell. The reality was much different, and since overhaul and re-building, it has not missed a shift and performs quite well, the shifts being slightly different to the AW, having a slower engagement and a slightly stronger spring tension.

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On 1 January 1901 Bennett & Wood Ltd. moved into their new premises, 53 and 55 Market Street.

The brief appearance of a bicycle is one of many clues to finding the killer before they can strike again. I haven't done mine up to the same extent as yours as it was quite rideable, just needed new tyres and saddle, it even has the original backpedal brake on it, and no gears. The links below will open in a new window. This treatise at the back of Richard Ballantine’s early editions of his repair manuals cannot be described – it must be read.

It doesn’t have too much rust and I am thinking of doing it up.

All the running gear + handlebars and badge are probably 70’s upgrade. After locating a 1950's new old stock brake lever I had George fit the brakes, very functional and they didn't look too bad either!!

I’ll have to get on to looking for parts asap. Includes lots of well-written historical insights.

Unfortunately the one I have coming is Shimano and not Sturmey-Archer. This may have been as a result of riding against Dunc Gray in Olympic competition. My guess would be that the frame dates to around 1957-8, based on some other Speedwell numbers I have seen. By the mid-1960s the downturn in bicycle sales in Australia and the rationalisation of the bicycle industry in Australia had taken its toll on Bennett and Wood.


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