How many members have a handful of cranks that are orphans. Bring them along tonight and see if you can find a twin. Pedals and wing nuts are welcome too - really anything that comes as a pair that finds itself single!
This month we're cracking out the projector and having a squizz at buying and selling bikes and parts on the internet, as well as other internet resources that restorers find useful.
The Perth Retro Bicycle show is back. This event isn't organised by the WAHCC but it's right up our alley.
The show has been established to display your bicycle beauties of the past to the public.
Target for the show is pre 2000(by frame year) road or track racing bicycles. Primary focus is metal frame bicycles (e.g. steel, titanium, aluminium, magnesium) however we will consider other materials (e.g. carbon, wood) if you have something of special interest .
We also wish to promote local (WA) craft and bicycle manufacturing capability so the show is open to local brands or frame builders who have produced road or track frames made of metal (in keeping with the retro theme) of any year build pre or post year 2000.
The event will be open to the public from 10am to 3.30pm. For those entering bicycles, set up is between 8.30 and 9.30 am. We ask that you commit to display to the public for the full duration hence break up time at 4pm to allow us to have a post-show thankyou and debrief after public close.
We are a not for profit organisation so just aim to cover costs for the event. To that end, we request a modest entry fee for displaying a bicycle of $10 per bike (limit of 5 bicycles per person/organisation). We can cater for display of approximately 80 bikes so be quick and register your ticket entry. Bring your own stands.
We will have a number of categories for judging on the day including:
- most popular bike in show as voted by participants and general public
- best presented bike (considering originality, condition, period build) as voted by the organisers
- best local product bike (considering quality, style, local content) as voted by the organisers.
For any specific quiries or further information on the show or criteria, please contact Velocollective at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our AGM will once again be spiced up with a club auction. To bid you must be a member of the club, you can join or renew on the night.
A number of lots are offered mostly boxes of parts but there are also a couple of bikes;
• Rapide - SA built, rough, rusty and heavy but mostly original and with attractive paint, Magistroni cranks, Cycle Oppy pedal and Philips Apollo pedal, Oppy bars and period incorrect Weinmann brakes. Leather saddle in reasonable condition.
• Several lots of c. 1900 parts and incomplete frames. Includes a nice collection of rim badges.
• Several lots of c. 1960's to 1980's parts, some decent cranks including a Shimano Biopace unit, older carriers and mudguard, headlamps, handlebars, forks and a dragster seat
• 1970's Walcycle ladies ten speed in good cosmetic condition. Best of all, it's pink!
• Gordonson '70's stem shifter, surprisingly light for a boom bike
• c.1963 Swansea 2 Swan in very poor condition
The Vintage Tractor and Machinery Association of WA Great Southern Branch will celebrate the 13th "Plough Day" which, as the name suggests, will feature a working display of vintage machinery and antique wares. The WAHCC Great Southern will be there with a display of sturdy steeds.
Our first speaker for 2017, Geoff Owen is a cyclist and collector of cycling books. He's going to share some of the highlights of his collection and the stories therein.
There's also a club auction that will include a rough Thunderbot Dragster, a rough Humber, a Raleigh, a track frame as well as a Look jersey (medium) and a Tour de France pack. The track frame is sticker Flash but there is no other evidence that it actually is a Flash. It has a nasty hole in the down tube but the headset and forks may well be worth salvaging. Likewise the Humber is rough but has a Perry coaster hub in good condition and the steel rims are quite good. Bidding will be open to club members.
IT'S BACK! Want to sell some of those pre-loved bike parts or keen to buy a new bike or find that elusive shiny part for your steed?
The West Australian Historical Cycle Club has booked 2 bays for members' use.
Barlee Street Carpark, on the main strip of Beaufort St, in Mt Lawley.
SELLERS 8am/BUYERS 9am
Our regular monthly meeting spiced up with a handful of vintage goodness, up for auction are;
• Aussie, complete bike with some interesting modifications
• Swansea Two Swan complete bike
• Swansea Two Swan Frame and Forks
• Eighties 10speed with Suntour Aerodynamic shifters
• 3 vintage tubular rims
• Bell saddle in excellent condition
• 3 three speed wheels
• Boans Bluebird skidstar style frame and fork (rough)
• small tub of parts inluding a horn and vulcanising kits
• Front wheel with Sturmey Archer hub
• 1930s(?) racer, complete bike with some non original parts
You must be a current financial member of the club to bid at the pencil auction. Email absentee bids to email@example.com
Travel to the top of Kalamunda Road (Stirk Park on the left hand side), continue east on Stirk Road to the History Village which is bounded by Railway Road and William Street. Enter through the coach entrance on William St, our display is near this entrance.
Attending Club Members - bring a chair and dress in period costume (not compulsory). Displaying members should be set up prior to the 10am start time. The event finishes at 3pm.
There will be food stalls amongst the other displays. For further information contact Merv Thompson 94502579.