Monday, February 15, 2010

Fleet Special

alternative textA frame straight out of Bishops. This is a Fleet Special Track, around a 50's we believe. Can't find too much other information other than the pinstriping was done by local legend Dick King of the now gone, Kings Cycles on Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Jack King (Barry of Kings Cycles brother) did all the striping for us and this bike. Jack had been enamelling and striping bikes since he was a young fella.
    For $30 he,d do a four colour stripe and feather job on our frame and forks.
    He was a mine of information on the old Christchurch cycle trade and freely talked about it for hours.
    A good friend and sadly missed when he passed away. A lot of knowledge went with him.
    Luckily many examples of his work are still around ChCh.