Blue racing bicycle - The Barb - used by Bob Finlay on tracks during 1920s, restored by Rupert Bates

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bicycle
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Brief Description
Racing bicycle, blue; used by Bob Finlay. Painted inscriptions: "THE BARB", "BOB FINLAY", and red and white decorative detail on frame. No seat, blue electrical tape grips on handlebars; wooden rims on wheels. Manufactured by Finlay Cycle Co, the blue 'Barb' was designed and built as a track machine. It was built and raced by Bob Finlay in the 1920s and restored by Rupert Bates.
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0 - Whole: H: 940 W: 1720 D: 430mm (H: 37 W: 67 11/16 D: 16 15/16")
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Location
In storage
Registration No
1993.2931.14
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Rupert Bates

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