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.
0 - Whole: H: 940 W: 1720 D: 430mm (H: 37 W: 67 11/16 D: 16 15/16")
Rupert Bates; 18 Oct 1904; 06 Oct 1993
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Rupert Bates