We finish off a great week with Treadlie with a collection of their favourite ‘Cycle Centerfolds’. A big thank you to Tamsin O’Neill, managing editor of Treadlie, for creating this week’s Guest Blog – it has been fantastic! For more Treadlie magazine be sure to pick up issue 7 which is currently on sale, or Green Magazine if you fancy some quality sustainable architecture and design, both sound perfect for a weekend read! – Jenny x
A racy red Raleigh, circa 1970, sold as a gentleman’s city bike. According to its owner Val Nagel ‘it virtually steers itself and fits me like a glove’ . Photo by Mario Borg
Thanks for having us for the week. We thought we’d leave you with our centrefolds. There are just too many sexy bikes out there and in each issue the office debates which will make the cut. If you like what you see and you’re hungry for more, check out the Treadlie website for all the latest.
1981 Mongoose BMX – Photo by Luis Guarch
This 1981 Mongoose BMX was given to collector Luis Guarch as a rusty wreck. Stripped and then rebuilt using original stock it now has heads turning down at the local track.
French ladies bike – Photo by Matthew Doyle
True romantic, Hamish Fitzimmons had Commuter Cycles restore this classic French beauty as a present to his wife after 10 years of marriage.
The Ultimate Cruiser! Photo by Tamsin O’Neill
Inspired by a hot rod that regularly parks outside her Pony Bikes workshop, Sascha Strickland built herself the ultimate cruiser.
1997 Hillman Cycle – Photo by Andy Rogers
Hillman Cycles are still going strong in Brunswick, Melbourne after 50 years in business, so it’s fitting that this classic 1997 example was shot at the Brunswick Velodrome.
La Souplette, made in Paris in 1897 – Photo Mario Borg
La Souplette, made in Paris in 1897 out of hickory. It takes its name from the French word ‘Souple’ or flexible and is reminiscent of bentwood furniture designed and made in Vienna at the same time.
Custom built bike by Lee Papaioannou – Photo Matthew Doyle
Our current centerfold is an absolute one-off. Lee Papaioannou gets his kicks from building bikes with character and a jumble of parts. The only new piece on this bike is the handlebars.