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Old 28th October 2011, 16:51   #1
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A prominent collector Vikram Pendse exibits his vintage bicycles collection in Pune.He exibits his 75+ bicycles,peddle cars collection.its very eye pleasing to see old era bicycles.One 1926 royal enfield bicycle.sharing some snaps from exibition.
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Where is the exhibition?
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A prominent collector Vikram Pendse exibits his vintage bicycles collection in Pune.He exibits his 75+ bicycles,peddle cars collection.its very eye pleasing to see old era bicycles.One 1926 royal enfield bicycle.sharing some snaps from exibition.
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Please advise more details. Lovely to have some great museums and exhibits showing up all over the country. It's great move by collectors for the future generation
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Exibition venue Harshal hall at Karve rd. Up to 30th oct. Timing 11.00 Am. to 8.00 Pm.
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Thanks Veldeep for initiating this.

Some more info after having a word with Vikram Pendse about the history/ background of this hobby yielded follwing info. Thought of sharing this with everyone interested -

The exhibition which has 80 antique bicycles from across the world that are in working condition, which have been duly restored by Pendse who owns Diamond Vintage bicycles. The exhibition has a collection of bicycles from the road bike to tricycles for grownups and from folding bicycles to tandem cycles.

“In building this collection, my primary consideration to collect as many bicycles, accessories, as much information and photographs as possible over the last few years,” says Vikram Pendse.

“I find it interesting to see the development of bicycles over a period of time. It is fascinating to note how different wheel sizes, spokes, chassis and forks designs, were developed. Also the variations in material, metallurgy, gear hubs, suspensions, brakes and so on were cleverly developed over the years. Collecting these bicycles gives me the satisfaction of preserving and documenting a part of history. This collection has technological, educational and anthropological value. It reflects our own transport history- After all these good old bicycles are the ancestors of all our modern vehicles!” adds Vikram.

Most of these vintage bicycles have been completely restored from their scrap condition. All the parts have been painstakingly collected or handcrafted. Some have been handed over by the cycle owners or their children.

All these Bicycles have been restored with the help of Mr. Pandurang Gaikwad, who is a veteran cyclist himself. He has participated in the Mumbai Pune race for 15 years in a row. He has also participated in the Mumbai, Goa cycle race, represented Maharashtra in the South Asian Cycling competition and other national and international cycling events.

“It is a great pleasure to restore an old bicycle to its old glory. The fittings and specialties of each bike is peculiar and all parts are harmonized and blended in a perfect whole. The pleasure of riding a vintage bicycle is worth every effort taken,” says Gaikwad

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Update: Vikram is now busy building a permanent home for his collection which includes, besides bicycles/tricycles, antique irons, typewriters, bottles, hip flasks, bells, wick lamps etc. Yesterday I saw an iron which has a small kerosene container attached. You fire up the wick which in turn heats up the iron! Mind blowing!

Also spotted this beauty yesterday at his Garage.
Austin Seven (1934)
700cc
4 cylinder
Side Wall Engine
4 + 1 gearbox

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Any images of the iron and other collectibles
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e iron! Mind blowing!

Also spotted this beauty yesterday at his Garage.
Austin Seven (1934)
700cc
4 cylinder
Side Wall Engine
4 + 1 gearbox
A couple of comments:

A] Side Wall Engine- It should be 'Side Valve' Engine.

B] Loved seeing a BYF registered car after ages! BYF would be a Poona number- circa 1947ish to the first half of 1954.

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Any images of the iron and other collectibles
Unfortunately no. The infrastructure work is still going on (carpenters, lights etc) and I had paid an unofficial visit as a friend.

I will definitely update this thread once it is officially opened.

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A couple of comments:
A] Side Wall Engine- It should be 'Side Valve' Engine.
LOL! I stand corrected. Thanks Fintail!
I am not an auto nerd (hell I did not even know diesels do not have spark plugs for many many years). When I heard the info from Vikram I thought "Hmm looks like the engine is mounted near a side wall under the bonnet instead of being placed centrally". Made perfect logical sense to me that time!
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I will definitely update this thread once it is officially opened.
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Vikram Pendse Cycles - A journey down memory lane

This private museum is scheduled for inauguration at the hands of Hon. Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune on Thursday 18th May 6:00 - 7:00 PM. The formal ceremony will be held at the auditorium opposite the museum.

Museum address:
22, Sahavas Society, Karve Nagar, Pune 411052

Post inauguration the museum will be available for public viewing from
19th May - 21 May
11 AM - 7 PM

Vikram can be contacted on +91 85304 18517
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Museum address:
22, Sahavas Society, Karve Nagar, Pune 411052
Is this location near his bike workshop [used to be a regular customer ]?

For those who don't know where Sahavas Society is:

https://goo.gl/maps/BPpBJqTCaAz

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Yup.
The museum is on the first and second floor of his parents bungalow which is 5 minutes walking distance from his garage
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Yup.
The museum is on the first and second floor of his parents bungalow which is 5 minutes walking distance from his garage

The museum is bang opposite to the Sahwas society hall in Karve Nagar. Salute to the way Passionate Pendse's, who nurtured his and taken it to this marvelous outcome.
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