I receive multiple Owner Submitted OTS from readers frequently. And I’m happy to post anything anyone sends me, but every now and then I have a reader who goes a little overboard. Early this spring—over the course of a weekend or so—a frequent visitor and commenter, Peter R. in New Zealand, sent me about 10, count ’em TEN, OTS. While I was happy to receive so many great OTS to share with you all, I was already about 4 weeks deep in bikes waiting to be posted. A little frustrated, I decided to put Peter’s bikes aside until I could go through them and decide which to put where. Five months passed, and I never posted poor Peter’s pack. So, since I’ve already blown most this week, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase Peter’s entire collection. Enjoy.
Note: Peter is also looking to import some old Schwinns to NZ, so if you have pile of Schwinns you feel like shipping halfway around the world; leave a comment.
1970s Cecil Walker
Picked this up in Christchurch. Cecil Walker Cycles are still going in Victoria and have a website
395 Elizabeth Street
The Manager Tim got back to my inquiry and confirmed these are late 70s ten speeds they put out. Usually coloured in micro met purple or green. They are intricately fine pin striped throughout in rectangular designs. A Cricket match going on in the background. Paid about $35 for this.
1973 Viscount Denver
Picked this old transition model of Viscount as a frame less wheels. It still has the aerospace lugs but i think it is still a Yamaha product. The crank gear is different to the Lambert style of Viscount. I think the derailleur is early Shimano.
1980s ORYX Deluxe
Old 10 speed bike I found; needs fixing in Dunedin, NZ
Ladies Falcon 10-Speed
1970s Ladies Morrison Freeway
Bought in Christchurch $50.00, New Zealand. Woman had bought it for University when down in Dunedin. However her flat or apartment was away up on a hills suburb. Christchurch is flat. So she did not use it much. Getting a little rust on it but a nice light little bike I like it.
It is a luscious solid dark brown and chrome. I love it. Came from the North Island of New Zealand and I got James a University of Otago student to bring it down for me, as I purchased it online. A school teacher had it. I am particularly impressed with the bold italic graphics and tooled crank protector facade. Healing Industries sold lots of these in the late 70s and early eighties.Popular colours were metallic blue, & green. Brown and a few other colours.
Immaculate Healing Ten Speed at New Brighton in Christchurch, New Zealand . Sold for about $89 in auction March 2009. These are my pictures taken at the vendors ‘Normy’.
Old Ten mens Speed Healing bought from Blenheim Marlborough in New Zealand. Blue repaint an I added my own graphics based upon other Healing graphics. Trip to Invercargill and picture on the way.