Thursday, July 17, 2014


This eighties Bosomworth funny bike
was made especially for Rob Oliver by master
craftsman Eddie Bosomworth.
Rob is the owner of The Hub Cycles in
Hastings, and along with his dedicated bike crew,
are the go to guys when it comes to any 
human motivated two wheeled machine.

One of the things I really like about this bike, is that,
although Rob could have used what ever he liked, he went
  with Shimano 600 and 105.
It looks great, and would have worked every bit as
well as other groupsets costing 3-4 times the price.

Rob was part of the New Zealand 1972 
Munich Olympic squad, so has mucho respect
in the local cycling fraternity.

 Although it has 653 decals, Tony (eighties superbike guru)
tells me that the two curved tubes are in fact 531, and that 
this is how low pro frame-sets came from Reynolds.
Apparently 653 didn't bend that well.

 Has Shimano 600 ever looked so good....

 Bosomworths always had great paint jobs, Eddie
wasn't just a master frame builder, but also a mean painter 
as well. Unfortunately the chemicals in the paint got to him.
and he is now quite ill.

1 comment:

  1. Hi The Flying Wheel
    I have a 1983 Eddy Bosomworth road frame, purchased new from Eddy in Rotorua. Invoiced on 3.11.1983 for $540.00. I was very interested in your comments about Eddy's experience with paint chemicals. I have been a painter and can attest to the insidious nature of paint fumes. Many thnaks for your article. Kind Regards, Steve Lewis