DULUX SIX DAY RACE BIKES

1960 Dulux six day race
Pahiatua Special 
 Stan Wilmsurst (Palmerston North)
This is Stan's track bike. built by a black smith in the
late 1950's in Pahiatua.
When Stan heard that the first Dulux Six day race was on in 1960
  he decided that this was a bit of him.
He only had his track bike, so he knocked the R/H bottom stay in a bit,
so he could fit double chainrings.
The short wheel base must of made for a pretty choppy ride
on some of the rough New Zealand roads.
 Bike was converted back to track use after the tour.

 As can be seen below, a little gentle metal work had taken place 
to facilitate the fitting of double chain rings for the 1960 race. 





Dulux Six day race 1965
Kevin Hill
Bertin Cycles C37
 Kevin Hills Bertin Cycles C37 was really one of the absolutely
top end bikes you could easily (if you had the money) buy
in New Zealand at the time. Nearly all the top road men
 in this country rode one of these at one time or another around this period.
 These machines had a reputation for fine balanced handling
along with a strong robust construction.


 The Bertin has a nice mix of Italian Campagnolo Record derailleurs
and pre Record hubs, with French TA crank set and Mafac brakes.
And of course a British Brooks saddle and Reynolds 531 DB steel frame.








1965 DULUX SIX DAY DAY
JEFF COCHRANE
1964 HILLMAN CORSA


Jeff had this Hillman Corsa built by Henery Hill of
Hillman Cycles in Melbourne in 1963/64.
He bought the bike to New Zealand the following year, and rode the
1965 Dulux on it.












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