Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Retro Bicycle Bonanza!

I usually steer clear of buy/sell type info but I had a very sad email today from a friend who has been forced through injury into quitting his fleet of beautiful bicycles. He has asked me if I know anyone who may be interested, so I thought I'd break habit and post some pictures to hopefully generate some interest for him. If anyone is keen on making a serious offer on any of this remarkable and unique kit please email me (oli@oli.co.nz) and I will gladly put you in touch with Dan...

All frames are around the 56cm mark for the top tubes, but follow the links to further info. If you're seriously keen Dan can fill you in on any further details. As well as the bikes/kit featured below he also has a brand new unused carbon Guru frame he's interested in finding a good home for...

Here is Dan's Hetchins. More info here.







Dan's mid-1980’s Raleigh that started life with full NOS C Record and has been tinkered with to run 8 speed ergo....



Roberts TT bike with C Record...











1950 A. S. Gillott refurbished by Bob Jackson. NOS Super Record Pista crank and seatpost. Brand new Phil Wood hubs and Brooks saddle.







A 753 Mercian with NOS later Campag Chorus 10.





Colnago Tecnos with a mix of NOS Chorus/Record Ergo 8. The Oli-built GEL280’s are on 10 speed Record hubs spaced to take an 8 speed cassette.





For the serious collector, Dan has this lovely unused Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Groupset, still in it's boxes. I would buy it myself but I'm still paying off the Ferrari...





In case the medical opinions are wrong, Dan is hanging on to his new custom-built Roberts but says that if the right offer came his way he'd even contemplate selling this beautiful machine that I helped him build.







Personally, I hope none of it sells and that Dan is somehow able to make a full recovery to once again be able to ride these gorgeous machines he is so passionate about, but I'd also imagine that some financial help would be welcome...

Thanks for reading, Oli

2 comments:

Frank said...

Hey Oli! I'd be really interested in picking up that Chorus 10 groupo if it's for sale! I'm dying to strip my Bianchi TSX of the 9spd DA and chuck that class act groupo on there. Let me know if this is an option!

You can contact me through Brett to talk if you're interested.

Frank

Oli Brooke-White said...

Hi Frank, it's not my deal sorry. If anyone is interested in any of these fine items please email me (oli@oli.co.nz) and I will put you in touch with Dan to sort out any sales. Cheers, Oli