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Gee Tim you sound pretty excited...It's one I've had my eye on for a bit but the guys wanted to keep it...and then out of the blu he calls me and says it's mine. Was just wondering as you have one similar if you could let me know anything about them..cheers.
Will keep you posted

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Sixty Eight

good work isn't cheap...cheap work isn't good

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I love the old bikes, that'd look good next to mine.
I definitely have a couple of pics, back tomorrow to share them. But apart from that, I've no info. And yes please, keep me updated.
And if ever it's for sale....... ? (-:

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you're first in line..it's going to be a while before I get to resto this one as I'm trying to get the pano completed.
Maybe we catch up some day in vans with bikes..
cheers

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Sixty Eight

good work isn't cheap...cheap work isn't good

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I'll dig those pics out.

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It wouldn't take much for yours to look like this. Mine was worse than yours, a bit of 0000 steel-wool and polish.

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So I went and got the bike...thanx to your photos I found what looked like the stand in the pix in a pile heading for the tip. Pulled it out and never would have guessed. It's the same stand as in the photos you posted. Must be standard issue...he also through in a matching firemans hat..though not from the same era still looks the part...check it out after a quick wash

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Sixty Eight

good work isn't cheap...cheap work isn't good

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Owe Emm Gee. That... is amazing, I love it. Don't paint it f'gossake, it's perfect as is. I can maybe help with parts, but looks like you're OK. My VP one has two different size tyres front and back, don't be surprised if your is the same. Apparently that's to help stop theft, so I've heard from a cop that rode these things.
Annnd, please think of me before you think of selling.

Feel free to send an email here, we can swap resto stories, tips and pics:
hrambo@oldholden.com

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Thanx Tim...thought you might be excited..It's actually better than I expected..he also gave me a spare tyre and tube as one had a flat and the tyres bald hahaha...but anyway he had other stuff mainly british but I thought of you cos he had an old upright mower. Now that I have your email I'll ping you some shots as it's not holden related..nor is the bike IK..cheers

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Sixty Eight

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Mowers? I have heaps..

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This is mine as it is now, be good to see them together:

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mate thats amazing...cant imagine mine ever looking that clean..where did you get the seat done?..You be proud of that one for sure.

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Sixty Eight

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The seat is a repro, I'm not too happy with it, it's too 'new'. Hoping to find an 'old' replacement one day.
That bike of yours is an easy fix, I've restored worse.

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Tim, are you able to scuff the seat and re-tan/stain it a dark brown

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Bryan

I think it has some sort of clear coating on it. Might just hang out for another seat, one'll show up.

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I was thinking it’s an old postie,s bike?

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
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Old Firey's bike.

Here's one of my Postie Bikes:

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Yea ok postie bikes red in colour?
So police bikes were blue?
I’m just wondering that all

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

Postie bikes red, yes, my Police bike is black.

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Ahhh, the β€œthe old station bike” we used to use that term in a different context.

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Bryan

that postie bike is a later version hr ambo
mid 70's in canberra the posties used the same type bikes as that firey bike
only painted red with a flat rack on the front
i use to repair them at the bike shop in 75 76

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Yeah, I think mine's from the early 80's? I also have a 'Lady's' postie bike I'm going to restore one day, I *think* it may be from the 90's?
I've got a great pic of an early (50's?) PMG bike, I'll dig it out. I'm thinking of building one. But here's a pic of one I think you mean:

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...that PMG bike. Not my pics, I stole them:

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yep tim thats the style i worked on they were pretty beat up back then
painted guards on most of them

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