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Bicycle - Hubert Opperman, 'Malvern Star', 'Tour de France' Road Model, Melbourne, 1927 Reg. No: ST 018362
- Racing bicycle used by Hubert Opperman to set the 24 hour world record in 1927.
This particular bicycle is a "Tour de France" model, made by Malvern Star Bruce Small Pty. Ltd - a company Opperman was heavily involved in during his cycling career.
On 5-6 October 1927, Opperman set a world record for unpaced road cycling over a single 24 hour period, covering 416 miles from Mt. Gambier to Melbourne.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Malvern Star Cycle & Motor Co, 1931
|Dimensions:||92.60 cm (Height), 40.50 cm (Width), 175.40 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bicycles, bicycle racing, cycles|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped "17713" on rear right-hand axle bracket and "J123" on the underside frame member where it joins the crank axle housing. Also embossed "CHATER-LEA" on underside of crank axle housing.|
|Manufacturer:||Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1927|
|User:||Mr Hubert Opperman, Victoria & South Australia, Australia, 1927|
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