Top 3 bikes ever in Canberra?

johnboy 23 September 2011 3


Many thanks to Pepper for sending in a cracking example of humour on classified site Gumtree.

Now I couldn’t lie to you, there are a couple of bikes out there that are better than this one. There is a pretty snazzy white bike that has been lying down in the painted green cycle path on Adelaide Ave. for a while now. I also saw a guy riding a bike that was twice as high as a regular bicycle near the ANU once. I don’t think this should count because I suspect that it is just 2 bikes and he somehow joined them together(On top of each other). I should also point out that tandem bikes are just one bike.

Up for sale is the 3rd best bike ever in Canberra. It’s a Bennet Sport 4. This bike was handbuilt in a bike factory in 1978. The frame was made to a soundtrack of Van Halen’s Van Halen and Judas Priests Stained Class. Heavy Metal at its finest. The wheels were built to a soundtrack of The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls and the gears to the Boss’ Darkness On The Edge Of Town. What does this mean? Well, this means that the bike was cool before cool was being cool.

I have owned this bike for a certain period of time now and I am only selling it because it is a piece of sh*t. This bike is quite well known to be the the fastest Bennett Sport 4 in Canberra. Once it overtook the guy with the alpaca in his car, much to the amusement of the alpaca. The brand new Continental Gatorskin tyres have been meticulously assembled by germans with sausages.

This bike would be perfect for Hipsters. You could almost ride into Lonsdale Street Roasters if it wasn’t for the few stairs. It’s almost like a fixie but with gears. I put some sweet brown tape on the handles. There is a smith family bin down the road from my house too meaning you could kill two birds with one stone. The seat is very comfy and gets right in there, perfect for someone who already has a cycling callous. Not ideal if you have a badonkadonk. The handle bars still turn both ways depending on which way you turn them.

The bike also includes a red safety lantern as seen in the picture. This will not require charging or batteries which is good. Downside is it only turns on when a car is behind you.

If you can see yourself handling the sheer power of this machine, send me an email.

I’m pretty sure my old red Shogun is cooler. And having played a very small part in the construction of Limp Jummy’s “Disaster Recovery” which haunts ANU I can assure you all it’s not just two bikes welded on top of each other (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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3 Responses to Top 3 bikes ever in Canberra?
JessP JessP 6:44 pm 25 Sep 11

Tell him he’s dreaming.

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:04 pm 23 Sep 11

Ah, Bennett ten speed bicycles. The favourite transportation in the 1970s – helmet-free too! It brings back memories of the Christmas just after I turned 17 when my Mum bought me one so I’d get the idea of driving out of my head.

It worked, too. I didn’t get my driver’s licence until ten years later 🙂

CapitalK CapitalK 3:42 pm 23 Sep 11

Now there’s a sales pitch worth repeating. and the bike is pretty cool too

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