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Old 01-20-09, 02:39 AM
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Track bike graveyard

Found this lot of track bikes and parts here in outback Australia. Most of the bikes are Hoffy with an interesting 5 star Malvern star with the stars in Southern Cross formation. Also a titanium frame with brooke seat and no wheels and a Gimondi road frame.










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Old 01-20-09, 11:45 AM
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Nice! A few of the frames look plenty salvageable too.
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Old 01-21-09, 02:06 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 01-22-09, 08:00 PM
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Where in Oz is this?
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Old 01-22-09, 08:38 PM
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Nice Find.. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Old 01-23-09, 11:21 PM
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Were any of them rescued?
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Nice old path racers there, some of them.

You can send me one of em if you want. I'll give it a good home. 56 Cm is the perfect size for a track frame for me.
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Malvern Star

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Old 01-24-09, 09:16 PM
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Looks like somone might have owned a bike shop at one time of another. That would be a seriously cool place to root throu if your a bike nerd or mechanic. Who ever found that **** should get to the cleaning and ebaying!
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Old 01-25-09, 04:06 AM
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you should send one to me. knowing me, i'd rock one of those as is.
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Awesome find dude. Do you have a story to go along with this?
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Old 01-26-09, 05:08 AM
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I live in North Queensland Australia and the owner of this lot (soon to be mine ) was the president of his local cycle club for 40 years .His boys have cut a few frames up over the years to use as sleeves for projects they were working on and at one stage were going to save money on reo for a concrete slab for a new shed. I have been promised they won't touch them now, Here are some more photo's

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Old 01-26-09, 05:11 AM
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i'll take a 58cm hoffy frame and fork...double plate crown preferred.
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Old 01-27-09, 08:01 AM
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Would you like that in titanium ?
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haha. can i get it in carbon fiber?
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that is way too cool
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Old 01-28-09, 09:10 AM
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More spare wheels


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Wow, with some of that info you should try and dig back and research the club a bit. You might be able find some of the old owners of those bikes. Restoring bikes that old to new looking and perfectly ridable condition is a cool hobby. Ive got a few vintage track bikes done like that now.
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Wow...just Wow. This April here in Nashville, Tn, USA there's a local bike club sponsoring the first of what will be a yearly event a/t local auto race track. 80 laps and each team must have 3 women, 46x18 gearing, freewheel, platforms, straight or drop hbs...no bullhorns, frt and rr brakes, 2 bikes and a limit of 10 riders. Should prove to be interesting as there's not alot of singlespeed experience within the club. This is my first visit to the 'Track' section and I find this gem of a thread. I'm an old 'dumster diver' from way back and was just drooling over some of those old, gunked-up track bikes. Man, what a find.

It'd be an honor to get a couple of those old frames and bring them back to life. We have access to a sandblaster/powdercoating guy here locally who loves doing up our projects and always gives us good prices. He gives us a heads-up when he's got a bunch of stuff in the same color and lets us put our stuff in w/t auto frames, fenders, doors etc. That's his bread and butter. I've done 2 so far and my friend has done 3.

Currently, I'm reading a book on the life of Marshall 'Major' Taylor and there are several photos of his bikes. Funny how this was in 1895-1910 and the geometry hasn't changed very much for track bikes. Anyway would like to do one up w/a red head tube, tape and rims w/black frame, saddle, spokes, hubs, pedals, calipers, levers and tires w/red stripes. That was his look. Anyway, good on ya, mate! Congrats on the find.

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i don't mean to add to the list of people wanting stuff, but i would be interested in one. i don't do track racing, but i would definately give a frame tlc
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Old 02-17-09, 11:22 AM
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that's freaking awesome. I bet you won't send any of this to anyone, but I'd be so down for a frame.
Granted, I bet there aren't any in the 50-52cm range.
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Originally Posted by nashcommguy View Post
Wow...just Wow. This April here in Nashville, Tn, USA there's a local bike club sponsoring the first of what will be a yearly event a/t local auto race track. 80 laps and each team must have 3 women, 46x18 gearing, freewheel, platforms, straight or drop hbs...no bullhorns, frt and rr brakes, 2 bikes and a limit of 10 riders. Should prove to be interesting as there's not alot of singlespeed experience within the club. This is my first visit to the 'Track' section and I find this gem of a thread. I'm an old 'dumster diver' from way back and was just drooling over some of those old, gunked-up track bikes. Man, what a find.

It'd be an honor to get a couple of those old frames and bring them back to life. We have access to a sandblaster/powdercoating guy here locally who loves doing up our projects and always gives us good prices. He gives us a heads-up when he's got a bunch of stuff in the same color and lets us put our stuff in w/t auto frames, fenders, doors etc. That's his bread and butter. I've done 2 so far and my friend has done 3.

Currently, I'm reading a book on the life of Marshall 'Major' Taylor and there are several photos of his bikes. Funny how this was in 1895-1910 and the geometry hasn't changed very much for track bikes. Anyway would like to do one up w/a red head tube, tape and rims w/black frame, saddle, spokes, hubs, pedals, calipers, levers and tires w/red stripes. That was his look. Anyway, good on ya, mate! Congrats on the find.
i'm in Nashville too, any more info on this event?
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Old 02-17-09, 05:47 PM
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Amazing find! Lucky you. I would love to geek out restoring an old ride like that.
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I'm still very jealous.
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