Sunday, January 25, 2009

Speedlite - Maylands WA

While at Off The Wall, I had a quick squizz at this old Speedlite (made locally in Maylands). It's a track frame, bit bent, but destined for a re-build.

 It's weird, we don't really live in much of a culture of manufacture. How much of what you own was made in Australia, let alone in a suburb near you? Associating the production of a bike with a local suburb is just - odd! Before WW 2, there were dozens of bike makers in WA  and hundreds across Oz.  Will have some contacts for the WA Historical Cycle Club up soon.

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