Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Classic Allparts"....Classic Motorcycle Parts available in Sydney......

Every large city at some time in the past had a shop that specialised in motorcycle spare parts...
We had several in Sydney, but time has taken its toll and Jack Graham Motorcycles closed a year or so back after trading from prewar, Ryans Motorcycles 10 years or so ago closed, Allparts over 10 years ago, W.F.Omodei, the list goes on......
This left Jim Eade Motorcycles as the last survivor still trading.
Trading from before WW2.....
A year or so back Max Eade, son of the original propritor, Jim Eade, decided it was time to "hang up his apron" and as luck had it Bob Milner who had purchased a lot of the old Allparts parts cache intending to trade at swap meetings etc was able to arrange a deal with Max and so intitially Eade-Classic Allparts, but now Classic Allparts took over.
Same address.... 536-540 Parramatta Road, Ashfield, NSW 2131, Australia.
Same telephone numbers...02.9798.7822 ( international +61.2.9798.7822) and fax 02.9799.9798 (+61.2.9799.9798)
Postal Address; P.O. Box 8, Riverwood, NSW 2210, Australia.
But now with a website.... www.classicallparts.com
And email....classicallparts@bigpond.com
















So in this era of shrinking parts we source them from where we can.....
Lets take a stroll through Classic Allparts.....
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Bob Milner now tends to customers needs. Bob has been involved with motorcycles all his life and had a career in aviation engineering, as well he's a member of the Australian Velocette Owners Club.
I mentioned Bob bought a large part of the old Allparts cache...he has much of this stored elsewhere and so spends Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and occasional Saturdays at this new venue and the rest of the time sorting and searching for parts from this cache to fill orders received.
















I mentioned Max Eade...after a lifetime in the trade he finds it hard to resist a day a week assisting ..."I'm scared if I don't keep exercising the brain I might end up with dementia!..."

















Racks and racks of organised new parts , basically now 1950's onwards but still some prewar stuff around...it often pays to enquire.
































Racks of second hand parts...






























































































































































































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The Velobanjogent said...

Regretably Classic Allparts no longer trades at this shop having moved to the southern Highlands of NSW and operates only on a mail order basis...