Hooo Ha Ho ..... Hear 'ye, hear 'ye - Sunburnt Santa is pimpin' an Aussie track frame.
Frame only - late 50's Healing (from Victoria, they folded ca. '59). If steel wool and a wire brush scare you then this ain't for you. If you're without a winter project, fancy some rare Aussie track iron but are losing the ebay game, and itchin' to start a project from scratch then I got something to warm your goolies.
56.5 seat, 57 top c-c. No dings, no cracks, all lugs soundly brazed. Surface rust and flaky chrome to take off, clean it up and paint your colors. No fork. Serial # 6625. 43.5cm stays from centre of bb to centre of track ends. rear end measures 122mm(?). Fancy lugs, seamed head tube, shaped stays, oil port hole on BB, pinned, seat stay bridge is drilled (fenders?), no braze ons. A mix of brutalist and elegant style. Strong. For 26.8 seat post. It's neither light nor heavy - got no accurate scale but I'd say 4 lb. What it does have is plenty chutzpah, mojo, character & style. You could even say you will likely never see another. I may be able to help with finding some pics for decal and paint referencing if you need (think I got a source)
check them picks on the link below. click any image for a bigger view/gallery (oh ..... the Ron Cooper fork is for sale if anyone wants $50 shipped to US). sorry if the pics aren't fab - it's been raining here ....
I held this back so one potential bah-humbug-er can have something to sing about. This ain't a case of first in, best dressed and I will awake on my x-mas morn (your x-mas eve) and pick at random if there is more than one with interest. Price is $150 shipped to the US. Half of that price is just the shipping (air mail - 4 to 10 days) and it goes out Jan '05 when the post office opens again (so that the x-mas rush has had some time to clear). I will also insure it for $300 USD, mark it as a Gift so customs don't bug you and pack it very well, boxed and secure (Im good). So ... $150 to the US and with paypal only.
I'm really not a x-mas cat but I do dig the spirit of peace on earth and goodwill to all. Merry, Happy and Humbug if that's your scene too and I just love this List and Dale in that order. Thank you.
Ti's the season to get dru-hunk ... tra'la'la'la-lah lah'la'la-lah