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Vintage 6 Day Track Iron, Speedwell, Berghino

Old 07-10-15, 08:23 AM
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Vintage 6 Day Track Iron, Speedwell, Berghino

Every now and then I get contacted by folks who are well aware of my fixation with vintage 6 day track bicycles. I thought I would share some photos of some cool track iron.

The paintwork on this Speedwell is pretty wild…

“Late 1930's to mid 1940's Australian Speedwell Track Bicycle. It not only has brilliant lug work but has Ken Dickie pin striping. He was the one pin striping the Malvern Star 5 Star bicycles.”

















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1936 Berghino Track bike

"Berghino Track bike custom built for Eugene Granet on September 28th 1936. He extensively used this bicycle to race at MSG (Madison Square Garden). Giovanni “Bob” Berghino and his wife Gilda came to America in the 20’s to make better lives for themselves. Bob opened a bike shop in the upper west side of Manhattan, and presumably imported Brambilla racing bikes.

Then in the mid 40’s the Berghino’s moved to Southern California. Bob opened a bike shop in Beverly Hills called Bob’s Cycles where he was known as the cities best bikesmith. Bob’s Cycle’s was located at the south east corner of Robertson & Wilshire (it’s now a Bank of America). In the early 60’s Bob Berghino was importing Pogliaghi’s. He added his own decals and called these bikes “Berghino Specials”. It’s interesting that he would leave the “Pogliaghi” down tube decal on the bike (perhaps this was an agreement he had with Sante Pogliaghi). Also of note; Bob Berghino coached some of America’s top racers of the time, including Bob Tetslaff who raced in the 1960 Olympics."




















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@St33lWh33ls - THANKS for sharing! Do you have more pics? My interest in older bikes is growing with time.
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Very cool bikes, great pictures and interesting stories. I don't know the provenance of any of my bicycles, and being able to share it makes the bike a little more special.
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Hello SJX426, That is all I have of these two, LOL, I thought it was maybe too many. I'm trying to get several of mine together and hope to be able to post some photos in a week or two. Lately I have been sidetracked by more pressing matters.
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Very cool bikes, great pictures and interesting stories. I don't know the provenance of any of my bicycles, and being able to share it makes the bike a little more special.
Yes, the provenance is what makes these bikes interesting. I purchased a Drysdale Ace from this guy along with a couple trophies, its a very cool old bicycle, I need to get it back together. He always has something cool for sale, I just have too many projects to take on any more right now but they are fun to look at. Now if a Drysadale Red Devil or another Brennan were to come my way...
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Very cool bikes! Yes, that Speedwell paint job is wild indeed. Unusual brake bridge with height adjustment, too. Both have lots of neat features to savor. Thanks for sharing.
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hello, beautiful bikes, i sent you a pm. please call me
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Hello!
Just saw your pictures of your Berghino. I have a large Pogliaghi and Brambilla collection, and a couple of Berghino Special Pogliaghi's.
I also have an FB hub with "Bob's Cycle" stamped on it. Cool frame!
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Thank you for posting Pictures of my bicycles. The Berghino has sold but I still have the Speedwell. I am always buying and selling classic and antique bicycles. Any of you can reach me at undergroundbicycles@gmail.com my name Is Reed C. See you guys at some swaps!
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I just found this thread. Mind-blowing! What spectacular bicycles and incredible stories. Thanks for sharing these.
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