Ride Out Covid on a Rooney

VIRTUAL ROONEY TUNE 2021 Ok, you probably saw it coming. We have had to postpone again this year. HOWEVER, WE ARE GOING RIDING IN “THE CLOUD”. SO, ON AUGUST 21 OR 22, WE ARE ASKING YOU HEAD OUT FOR A RIDE ON YOUR ROONEY. ANYONE POSTING A PICTURE OF THEIR ROONEY OUT RIDING (AND YOURSELF…

Lookout..

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Must be getting closer; the media collateral is out. Not to be usurped by any federal budget.. Who wants a sticker?

Lookout..

Must be getting closer; the media collateral is out. Not to be usurped by any federal budget.. Who wants a sticker?

Rooney Tune 2021 : The Vaccinated Edition

August 20 – 22 : 2021 : Copmanhurst NSW. In those shiny happy days before the scourge of Covid a band of Rooney Cyclist mustered among the rich green grass lining the banks the Clarence River at Copmanhurst NSW. The inaugural Rooney Tune gathering in 2018 attracted folk from from all corners of the country;…

Soul Factory

Somewhere around the year 1996AD I was having a bit of trouble with direction. I was pretty sure the reason I felt I was not finding the best line had a good deal to do with some steering head bearings that had surpassed their ‘use by date’. At the time my relationship with my r80g/s…

Perfect Provenance

Provenance has a value all to its own. Ask any collector of classic things. Provenance is testimony to the fact that something is the real deal. But it’s something more than that too. Provenance pulls us into the story of something, and in doing so we become part of that story. For many collectors of…

K.I.S.S. my babies bathwater

There is in fact nothing at all ‘Stupid’ about keeping things ‘Simple’. Particularly, with a Round the World (rtw) bike. Which is why the humble r80g/s became a benchmark machine for such adventures. The worlds moved on since then. Apparently we’ve gotten smarter. We’ve certainly got more complicated. But none of that has got us…

Double Act

Some of you may remember Jason Adams. Jason rode a Rooney race bike in the 2012 Australasian Safari. You can read about that¬†here.¬† Jason has also ridden the Sonora Rally (see Jasons excellent and entertaining report of that here) and, in fact, will pretty well race his Rooney wherever opportunity arises. Having recently moved from…

Cosmetic Surgery

Ok, so you might already have noticed we have a fresh new look, a bit of cosmetic surgery. The website has been updated and with a bit of plastic surgery we are looking all young and hip again. Hopefully too the site is now easier to navigate with a clearer menu at top and with…

Rooney Tune 2018

Somewhere out there, in what ever part of the world you are in, chances are there is a Rooney Special rolling along on the same hard earth you stand. And if not, no doubt there has been. There are more than 50 of them ‘out there’, produced over the last 30 plus years. Some have…