One of the many bikes on display at Northside Wheelers is this Cecil Walker track bike. Fitted with one of my personal favorite groups, Dura Ace 10-Pitch, this track machine is very period correct for the time in Australia. In 1975, John Nicholson won the world sprint championships. Then again, in 1976 using Dura Ace’s new 10-Pitch drivetrain.
While he wasn’t on this bike in particular, it still serves as a visual time capsule of the era. Kyokuto pedals, Nitto track stem, ATP bars, Kashimax Five Gold are just a few of the other components and it’s topped off with stencil-painted Cecil Walker branding, something that was relatively new for framebuilders. Japanese technology meets Australian steel. Not a bad combination.
Check out more photos of this beauty in the Gallery!