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Originally Posted by nemo57 View Post

'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George McDonald, restored last year by his now 67-year-old apprentice Gordon Hill, with assistance from other Melbourne legends Kevin Wigham (formerly maker of Paconi frames) and Kenn Dickie (who at 82 still applies lettering and pinstriping by hand). The bits are almost all Superbe Pro, gradually accumulated, and if there's anything better in the way of '70s-'80s running gear, I'd like to try it.
On Sunday I put it through 210 km and around 800 metres of climbing in our annual ride round Port Phillip Bay, and in greater comfort than any of the young Turks who've never ridden a steel frame, I'll be bound.
That's a beauty!
I'm sure there are some folks over at the Classics and Vintage forum who would like to see some pictures of this one. We don't get to see a lot of bikes from Oz save the occasional Malvern Star.
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