Category: Restorations and Rebuilds

  • Pegasus #2

    Pegasus #2

    From knowing nothing about the Pegasus brand or Keith Davis to suddenly finding myself with two frames! This frame came from one of our regular customers who has a bit of a collection. Occasionally, she tries to move one or two bikes on to make space for the next project. This came in as a…

  • 1997 Colnago C40

    1997 Colnago C40

    A work in progress.

  • Pinarello – GOING for GOLD

    Pinarello – GOING for GOLD

    Stuart had this amazing Pinarello that has been restored with extra bling! But it had travelled and been in storage and was generally looking a bit worse for wear. So, he asked me to bring it back to its former glory. 

  • 1987 Kuwahara MTB

    1987 Kuwahara MTB

    In 1987, Andrew bought a Kuwahara mountain bike to go bicycle touring with his girlfriend. Many years, adventures and another continent later, he’d married the girlfriend, emigrated, started a business, had a family and thrashed the bike every day commuting, riding with the kids, doing the shopping and still the odd back road ramble. As…

  • Univega CONQUEST

    Univega CONQUEST

    This Univega Conquest, was another shed discovery … not sure how it ended up in Australia, but there are a few of them around. Initially I suspected that they were mostly brought in individually but people who had owned them elsewhere, but the more I look, the more I find; enough to make me think…

  • 1930s Arrow

    1930s Arrow

    Ryan called me about restoring his grandad’s old racing bike. He really didn’t know much about it and only really knew that his grandfather had raced at a pretty high level in the late 1920s and 1930s. After he’d stopped racing, his race bike had gone into the shed where it had stayed until Ryan…

  • 1973 Sovereign Star

    1973 Sovereign Star

    Living and working in Mildura in the northwest of Victoria, a lot of people knew that I was passionate about old bikes and that I was restoring them in my spare time. I would sometimes get invited to come and see someone’s bikes or visit their workshop and from time to time people would come…

  • 1991 Casati Ellisse

    1991 Casati Ellisse

    Lachie wanted a Vintage Steel bike, so he bought this Casati online from Europe and had it shipped over. He brought it in for me to refurbish and build before he rode it. It was in pretty good condition, a bit of a dent in the top tube, but otherwise in great. A full Campagnolo…

  • 1980’s Tecnotrat Oria

    1980’s Tecnotrat Oria

    Greg brought this beauty in one day after we had been yarning about all things bike. Originally a mid range Italian steel road bike, it was looking a little neglected.  The frame is Italian, built by Tecnotrat, probably in the mid to late 1980’s. They built frames in Cuneo (NW Italy, not far from Nice…

  • 1982 Colnago Super

    1982 Colnago Super

    Can you make this new again? Brian owned this old girl since new and between riding, racing, travelling and several iterations of storage, she was looking a bit worn. He came in with the bike and a page from the original catalog – hardcopy was a thing back in the day! He asked if we…

  • 1976 Colnago Super

    1976 Colnago Super

    A long-term project for a good friend.

  • 1980 Mercier

    1980 Mercier

    Brought into the shop for a service and an upgrade. It hasn’t been ridden in a while and the owner wanted to get back into riding. After we costed out a full service and parts he decided to just buy a new bike. Then he wasn’t sure what to do with the old bike. He…