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Chappelli Cycles at Menske Project June 12th-14th in Collingwood

Chappelli Cycles is very excited to be participating in the Menske Project this weekend in Melbourne. The event is a celebration of all things men and has been curated from leading Melbourne designers, artists, musicians and of course bicycle designers! The event is running from Friday lunchtime to Sunday evening and will have music, coffee and whisky as well as a bunch of other things. Pop and down to see our newest range of vintage style single speed bicycles and see the other exhibitors.

Its at 84 Rupert Street, Collingwood from 11-7pm Friday to Sunday. See flyer below (image is Berlin’ by @brookeholm)


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Australian Bicycle Design Classic : Abeni Road Bicycle (~1978)

Australian Classic:  Abeni Road Bicycle (~1978)

Abeni History:  

Ezio Abeni emigrated from Italy to Australia in the 1970s, and started the Europa bicycle shop in Kensington, Sydney in 1973. Ezio was a master bicycle builder in Italy and started selling hand-built road and track bicycles under the Abeni and Europa brands. Today his son John runs the business building custom made bicycles hand built to specifications and his bicycles are sought after by collectors of Australian classic and vintage style bicycles.

Abeni and his bicycle


This Bicycle:

This bicycle was hand-built in 1978 using Reynolds 531 tubing. It has a full Campagnolo group set – down-tube shifters, brakes, front and rear derailleurs, crankset, bottom bracket and headset from the period.

The word from Ezio on this bicycle:

“I chose the colour of that bike.  That pink was a classic 70’s colour. The blue grips and saddle really set it off. You’d never get away with that colour scheme these days!”

 Technology & Design Features

 Frame & Fork: Reynolds 531 steel tubing
Saddle: San Marco Concor
Groupset: Full Campagnolo “Gran Sport” Group Set
Rims: Ambrosio 19

Source:  Ezio & John Abeni