Recently, the Australian state capital of Brisbane played host to a bicycle gymkhana of sorts, called Pushies Galore. It was a celebration of Queensland’s cycling passion, but attracted fans from all over. Keith Marshall of Kumo Cycles resides in Canberra but traveled 15 hours each way to feature as a stall holder, where he won the award for Best Track Bike and debuted this elegant tourer.
The weekend was preceded by an ‘intimate evening’ in the hallowed hall of Holland Park Bowls Club with beers, pizza and talks by luminaries such as Warren Meade and Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch. Sunday was the big day, a display of restored and original bikes. Kumo Cycles was a deserved award winner: Keith is surely a leading light of Australia’s next generation of artisan framebuilders.
Keith’s keirin-inspired track frame attracted the judges favor, showing off needle-thin lug work and a classic paint scheme. His ‘long distance country tourer’, resplendent in a minty green hue, is built from Columbus spirit tubes and Llewellyn lugs, while the saddle bag and pump were both found in the shed of the new owner’s dad and restored for the project, with the paint matched to the frame.
Very special thanks to Keith and Rob Cobcraft, who stole the bike away for a photo shoot at Pushies Galore. Head to Rob’s site, Velo Aficionado, for the complete spec sheet and photo set.