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Oversize headtube with stainless Gellie badge.

The handover.

Made by hand.

Check. Check. Check.

5 o'clock shadows

If you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life.

Not a bad place for morning tea breaks.

The jewel of the crown

Vascularity 101

Ben's DI2 modification. Simple and sweet.

Fork life.

Another customers dream ready for delivery

Another customers dream ready for delivery

Home of Gellie Custom Frames

Just the thing for the morning ride

Been there - done that

The Yowie

A look at the future of Gellie headtubes

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

The Yowie - 531C Reynolds

Dropouts

If it's Italian - it must be good

Ewen's original MTB - built under the Yowie moniker

Sucks to be you

Helmet from the 1991 World Championships

Workshop

Linda's Randonneur

The Gellie archive

Linda's Randonneur

Linda's Randonneur

Linda's Randonneur - Triple Campagnolo!

Linda's Randonneur - a very comfy ride

Bits and bobs drawer

Linda's Randonneur

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A Rough Diamond gallery

I’ve followed Ewen Gellie of Gellie Custom Bicycles for years, vicariously through the people that own and love them.  Track bikes, Mountain bikes, CX, tandem, tourers and road.

Ben had put down a deposit for a Gellie after some toing and froing for his dream machine –  a rough road ride, or 80/20 bike as he called it.  80 being the percentage of unsealed surfaces he’d be riding in his home of Leongatha.  He’d gone all out on the kit list, knowing this would be his last exotic custom machine and chose Di2 Dura Ace, with hydraulic brakes, 3T components,  and HED Ardennes.

The geometry was adapted from Ben’s current road bike, and uses Columbus Life DOS (Double Over Size) and an Enve Road Disc tapered steerer fork.  The design considered the internal seat post battery, internal brake cable and Di2 routing.

During the process, I had some collaborative input into the aesthetic of the existing Gellie scheme, palette and logo types.  Ben has always had a soft spot for Belgian colourways and Merckx chevrons which helped guide the look, and ‘Rough Diamond’ seemed to capture the essence of this bike – and it’s meaning to the owner.  Something very precious for getting out and exploring the vacant dirt roads of Gippsland and surrounds.  This simple design translated into a Busyman saddle and tape by the time final assembly was ready.

I made the trip to the home of Gellie for the handover – nestled in the saddle of the Kinglake ranges off Skyline Rd, it’s a bush paradise.  In his shed is a history of Gellie – from his first Yowie which he raced at the Elite level representing Australia, his current road and dirt machines, and his partners randonneur ride.

Ewen is also no stranger to my local trail at Plenty George NP.  Anyone who knows this section will be scratching their heads in amazement.

Shimano Di2 Mod

Ben is also quite handy himself, simplifying the existing Shimano module and whittling the overall size to a quarter with parts from his television remote.

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More details of this dream machine in the gallery at the top.

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