Bike of the Week #34

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A Real Barn/Garage/Shed find!
 
My family and I were visiting my sister-in-law at Sandy Creek ( there's lots of Sandy Creeks in Australia) this one is near Tallangatta in Victoria. I noticed this bike hanging up in the shed and asked about it, The reply was that a fellow up the road had to divest himself of his stuff and gave the bike to her son. He did not ride it so it was hung up on the wall out of the way.
 
After offering to buy it, the bike was given to me, which  I took home back to Tassie in our caravan. They were going to sell it for $20 in their next garage sale!
 
The bike was rideable after pumping up the tyres but I decided that it needed a little TLC  - the seat post was rusted in the frame and it still had the orginal seat. So a service was arranged and I now have a classic bike which suits my needs.
 
The bike is a Peter Bundy (from Sydney), built in the early 1990's and would appear to to be the first 105 with STI shifters-brake combination. The cost when built would have been around $1500 - $1600 mark. To have one built today would cost about $3300.
 
The bike is in great condition, except for some marks on the front forks and rolls along really well. I am happy and the bike and myself are regulars on the Turners Beach - Ulverstone Shared Pathway.
Cheers - Rod Priestley

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  • commented 2014-01-14 19:58:42 +1100
    Nice story. Good to see a bike rescued and rolling again.
  • commented 2014-01-14 08:02:42 +1100
    Cheers Rod, good story. I’m often on that track; I’ll keep an eye out for you and the bike.