Sasha, the woman behind Pony Bikes, has kicked the quintessential Melbourne street bike up a couple of gears with this latest build: a vintage Hillman club racer frame with a Sturmey-Archer 2-speed kick shift hub.
Henry Hillman established Hillman Cycles and Radio in 1946, and it’s still serving the Melbourne cycling community under the management of Henry’s son, Barry. This frame is one of many built by the shop for up and coming local racers; Sasha has sympathetically retained the original hand-painted patina with a clear-coat. The frame still bears the name of S.J. Roche and his club, the Brunswick Area Cycling Club. While updating the ride with the 2-speed hub, Sasha also respected the heritage of the bike by re-chroming the original bars and stem. She even went to the trouble of contracting Cycle Underground in Sydney to create a custom chain ring to accommodate the original Stronglight cranks. All part of the Pony Bikes service.
Contact Sasha for all your repair and restoration requirements through her website.