Friday, March 14, 2008

Seen at the March Retro Ride

Gary Ulmer's Zeus, originally belonged to his father Ron who represented New Zealand at the 1938 Empire Games.
Later, Ron Ulmer was the owner of Bluebird Cycles in Petone, whose shop sticker can be seen on the Zeus' downtube.
Gary rode this bike when he returned to racing in the late 80s, before passing it on to daughter Sarah who began her illustrious career on it.

Vic Crutchley has owned this Carlton Franco-Italia bike since 1964, a reward from his father for passing his O levels.
Most of the parts are original, though Vic fessed up to swapping the 27" high pressure wheels for Fiamme Red Label tubulars after a couple of years.


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