Bicycle - Hubert Opperman, 'Malvern Star' Motor Pace Model, Melbourne, 1930 Reg. No: ST 018363
- Racing bicycle on which Hubert Opperman set a world record for 100 mile motor pace riding at the Melbourne Motordrome (now Olympic Park) in April 1930.
This was a specially modified version of a standard design made by the Malvern Star Cycle & Motor Co., Melbourne. It has an extra large front crank sprocket wheel for additonal speed and a smaller front wheel enabling the forks to be reveresed so that the rider could ride on the rear wheel of a pacing motor cycle sitting in the slipstream of the motor-cycle rider to reduce air friction on the bicycle rider.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Malvern Star Cycle & Motor Co, 1931
|Dimensions:||850 mm (Height), 1540 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cycles, bicycle racing, bicycles, logan|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped "16280" on rear right-hand axle bracket and both "16280" & "J124" on the underside of the crank axle housing. Also embossed "CHATER-LEA" on underside of crank axle housing.|
|Manufacturer:||Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1926|
|User:||Sir Hubert Opperman, Australia, 1930|
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