The Humble Vintage Bike Hire Co.

MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY'S BEST LOOKING BIKES FOR HIRE

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Racing towards a new website…
The new humblevintage.com is almost ready to go. An online resource all about the city and the bike, a forum for riding, ranting and sharing. With content from Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists… And new posts regularly… From me and maybe from you!
Contributions welcome.
Send thoughts.

Racing towards a new website…

The new humblevintage.com is almost ready to go. An online resource all about the city and the bike, a forum for riding, ranting and sharing. With content from Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists… And new posts regularly… From me and maybe from you!


Contributions welcome.

Send thoughts.

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THE HUMBLE VINTAGE WINTER / WEBSITE SALE

The Humble Vintage has too many bikes and not enough websites. 

This is the wisdom presented by the winter. The kind of season that’s good for staying up late and designing websites, but not the kind of season that sees many folks renting bikes.

Enter: The Humble Vintage Winter / Website Sale.

The new site will replace the humble text page that has been serving as a lo-fi website since the summer of ’09… It will have all the content from each edition of Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists and become a fine riding resource, and snappy little online publication.

But the site build needs to be funded, and currently The Humble Vintage has a lot of bikes and little cash… So it’s time to downsize the humble fleet just a touch, in order to fund the development of the new website. 

Each week, a bike or two will be sold through an auction style sale. 

Bikes will be posted on the menu to the right, at every Thursday afternoon.

THIS WEEK’S CYCLES FOR SALE: 

1 - A Repco Traveller 10-speed, kitted out for commuting 

TO BID

Simply email hire{at}thehumblevintage.com with your desired bike and your bid

- At 5pm on Thursday 11 August, the person who emails the highest bid can consider the bike theirs.

- Bikes are pick up only from Melbourne CBD.

- For further info on anything at all, email me.

Here’s to warm weather and new websites on all things the city and the bike.

Best

Matt

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Fifty bucks a week

For all rentals during July 

With a coffee included to get you warmed up before you go…

For anyone picking up at Trunk Diner in Melbourne and Porch and Parlour in North Bondi.

Email to book! 

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Burgers and beers and… BikesThe Humble Vintage is now hiring from the diner at Trunk, corner of Exhibition and Bourke Street.Text 0432 032 450 or email hire[at]thehumblevintage.com to book a bike. And ask about a beer, burger and bike triple play! 

Burgers and beers and… Bikes

The Humble Vintage is now hiring from the diner at Trunk, corner of Exhibition and Bourke Street.

Text 0432 032 450 or email hire[at]thehumblevintage.com to book a bike. 

And ask about a beer, burger and bike triple play! 

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Volume Four is in the stores

With three more riding routes, an interview with the Melbourne Bike Share coordinator, more bar/restaurant reviews, a rant about Skybus TV, a painfully obvious typo in a heading that slipped through the cracks, and a wonderful illustration from local wunderkinds  tin & ed, the new edition of Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists reads well, rides well and looks sharp. 

Available as always fromCBD: Metropolis, The PaperbackSurrounds: All Readings stores, Human Powered Cafe, Brunswick Bound
In the post: Send $5 and a stamp for two copies (current or back issues)

Volume Four is in the stores

With three more riding routes, an interview with the Melbourne Bike Share coordinator, more bar/restaurant reviews, a rant about Skybus TV, a painfully obvious typo in a heading that slipped through the cracks, and a wonderful illustration from local wunderkinds  tin & ed, the new edition of Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists reads well, rides well and looks sharp. 

Available as always from

CBD: Metropolis, The Paperback
Surrounds: All Readings stores, Human Powered Cafe, Brunswick Bound

In the post: Send $5 and a stamp for two copies (current or back issues)

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Lekker for rent and sale

A beautiful solution to the not having enough vintage bikes to sell, the Lekker is a classically styled upright step-through that feels like a holiday Copenhagen every time you sit on the seat. 

With three speed Shimano-Nexus gears, inbuilt double lock system, front and rear lights, chain guard and front and rear mud-guards, the bike is weather proof, skirt and dress proof, and, as every European tells us when they rent on, totally unisex. 

"There’s no such thing as a men’s and women’s bike back home - we all ride these"… is the message. 

Be it for guy or girl, if want to rent a bike in Melbourne or Sydney, the Lekker is as nice a bike as you’ll find… Hire is $35 a day or $100 per week from Melbourne CBD, the Rose Street market in Fitzroy, and Porch and Parlour cafe in North Bondi. (Cruising around Bondi in particular on this thing is just a treat!)

Speaking of treats, for everyone who asks if they can buy a bike like they one they rented, I also have a couple of Lekkers for sale, at far below it’s RRP of $750, for $550.

Visit the Lekker site for more info, or email here to follow up on hiring or buying.

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My first stolen bicycle! A blue ladies step though as seen in the pic above, brand SPEEDWELL “CLASSIQUE”, with a wire bracket and cane basket attached to the front. 
Was stolen from the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. If anyone sees it around, let me know!Thanks, Matt 

My first stolen bicycle!

A blue ladies step though as seen in the pic above, brand SPEEDWELL “CLASSIQUE”, with a wire bracket and cane basket attached to the front. 

Was stolen from the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street.

If anyone sees it around, let me know!

Thanks, Matt 

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Ways to use a Humble Vintage in Sydney…
Yep, you can take your bike on Sydney ferry services to go explore its bays and beaches.
Thanks to Thomas Verhoeven from Holland for sending this in.

Ways to use a Humble Vintage in Sydney…

Yep, you can take your bike on Sydney ferry services to go explore its bays and beaches.

Thanks to Thomas Verhoeven from Holland for sending this in.

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Back in action

All pick up spots have re-opened, I’m back in town, The Humble Vintage is ready to go!  

For anyone visiting Melbourne or Sydney who miss their bikes at home, we’re ready and waiting to hook you up with a fine ride for rent for as long as little as you need it.

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas / New Year break.

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The Sydney fleet...


A few pics to show a selection of the bikes now in service in Sydney.

Call 0432 032 450 or email to hire one next time you’re in town.