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King Pete's royally spectacular bikes.

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Shit long time no update.

I still mess about with old bikes a quite a bit.

here's a couple of photos of a bike that came to me under sad circumstances recently.

It's a BSA Fittings, Speedy cycle.

These were made in Christchurch by Speedy Cycles and are quite recognisable.

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I really like this bike, it's still in it's original finish even after 90 years.

All Speedy cycles were Nickel plated and as far as I can tell heavily painted in red and green paint with what looks like white and black details.

I have a feeling this style was sold like a GT bicycle rather than a racer.

It's a bit battered, it has a bent frame, is very dirty, is missing it's correct rear wheel and hub, and the BSA chain adjusting cams are missing.

I have everything to replace the missing parts and have started to strip the bike down to fix the frame and give it a good clean.

Here's a couple of photos of a friends Track Speedy.

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BSA "Track" bridge.

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And the Speedy cycles chaps.

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Really great to see Bens bike in the right hands mate .

Is that track one similar to mine with the skinny rear drop tubes ?

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Thanks.

Ben's one is well on it's way to being rehabilitated it'll look awesome when it's done.

The track Speedy is quite different to yours, although all three have nice pencil seat stays.

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Awesome bike! Are you going to do a full restore or just fix it up? Do you know why they were plated and then painted?

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Thanks. Yeah I think it's awesome too.

No I won't be doing a full restoration on it. I have straightened the frame and given it a thorough clean, same with the components.

There is a good 28x1 3/8 rim in the garage and an Eadie coaster brake to replace the missing rear wheel.

They were Nickel plated and then painted. They weren't fully painted though this one looks like it has had some kind of 1920s flame job with the nickel plate showing through.

I'd say it was so the bitches could see you had a shit hot bike?

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Reminds me of new school penny farthing - i laugh everytime i see your thumbs up pic pete.

 

You should build one with rear steer for awesome amounts of carnage.

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Weedeater for tall bike propulsion? I can supply...

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haha, fuckin rad!  see, slambikes are limited at ground level or slightly below, but these badboys have a few Kms of upwards awesome to use.. glad to see you're taking full advantage pete

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It has a step on the left side.

One puts their right foot on it and scoots a bit of speed up.

Then one transfers their left foot onto the left pedal and swings their right leg over the seat.

One is now tall biking!

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