Three in one plus one
Little bike bonanza this week dear reader. On Monday I snapped this classic purple Stowaway in St Kilda Road outside the Arts Centre (spotted on the way to see David Byrne and St Vincent no less – cultured me!)
Then today I got the trifecta all on the same corner (Gertrude and Napier).
Spotted this one first – a Centurian (new to me) with a bit of home styling in the paint department.
Quality from where? The next word was painted over. Tantalising.
It was a nice warm evening and the Centurian was standing guard outside a pub with outdoor tables, so what’s a girl to do? Stop for a beer naturally. And lucky I did, because what did I spy from my beer-sipping vantage point?
None other than this Graecross…
The rider came out of the restaurant it was parked in front of and very kindly offered to move it so I could get a better shot . (Not sure if she arranged the artfully places small child in the background.)
She told me she’d bought it on ebay for $80…sweet.
She also said she’d had some work done on the gears…
which, I notice, were 5 speed – I thought Graecross normally had 3 speed hub gears…(I shall pause to consult the oracle – me) WRONG! Looks like they come in single speed and 5 speed. ANYWAY moving on… it’s got some nice details.
and the best bit of the story is that the rider’s sister has a powder blue Malvern Star and they ride round together,
On the subject of Malvern Stars, here’s the third bike of the lucky corner trifecta. Don’t you love the sweep of the Malvern Star handle bars? (If yes, here’s and even lovelier example from an earlier post –Follow through.
I have posted this bike before (here), but it has some lovely new additions that I just had to document.
This contemporary retro-styled headlight
these nifty panniers.
and the world’s shiniest gold bell