Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sydney readers: Want a bike?

Free to good home: 1 x 10-speed, step-through frame red Malvern Star bike circa early 1980s, better known as Big Red.

My Sydney bike is cluttering up my poor ex-housemate's patio, and since I don't know when I'll be back in Sydney, it feels wrong to deny Big Red her love of the open road... er, bike path. It's a girls' frame but I reckon a dude could totally get away with it; and it's rather large and would suit a taller rider. SO if you're a tallish lass or girly-man who's been thinking about getting into bike riding, Big Red could be a great start. She came to me free, like a serendipitous gift from the gods of roadside collection, so that seems like the right way to send her back out into the world. Lord knows I'll miss her, but it's time for her to have adventures with some new friends.

Email me or comment if you'd like to have a test ride (she's currently cooling her heels in Randwick), and I'll hook you up.


  1. Aw, this post actually makes me sad. You love that bike! :'(
    I didn't want to accept your kind offer before because I was worried you were just being nice... but if she is not too tall for me, and no-one else has expressed interest, I'll give her a test ride and adopt her with love and care. And chain her up and protect her from the Glebe ruffians...

  2. P.S - I am happy to pay. Do you know, people have been asking for $170 and upwards for bikes in unloved, rusted, terrible condition? Sydney siders are ruthless merchants.

  3. here they are explained cutely.. The only problem is that it has been extremely cold here since I have built these and I don't feel like venturing out just to take photos at night. Maybe once it warms up a little.Bikes Sydney