Perkins track lo pro
Perkins Columbus Max / 55cm / 1991
3ttt 51.151 / 3ttt Record
Perkins / Campagnolo Record
Zipp 400 / Vittoria
Zipp 950 / Vittoria
Campagnolo C Record / Campagnolo Record
Concor Sprint / Campagnolo Record
Campagnolo Record / HKK Vertex
My pride and joy!
A bit of history: Australian frame builder Daryl Perkins learned the art of frame building as a young professional cyclist living and racing in Europe in the 1970's. He hung around with and took inspiration from the Italian Masters Masi and Pogliaghi and crafted his frames using similar techniques and geometry.
When Daryl returned to Melbourne in 1975 he used the skills he had gained in Europe to find work as a frame builder for some of Australia's most respected manufacturers including Hillman, Cecil Walker and Peroni before branching out and building frames under his own name "PERKINS".
I was lucky enough to meet up with Daryl Perkins here in Melbourne, he was incredibly generous with his time and information. He told me that this particular frame was originally commissioned back in 1991, he laughed as he recalled that the fluoro paint scheme was requested by the client and not his personal choice, lucky for me I love a bit of fluoro pink!
Cycling is definitely in the Perkins bloodline because not only was Daryl a kick ass frame builder and a professional cyclist back in his heyday, but he's also the father of 2011 World Keirin Champion and Australian track royalty Shane Perkins.