About us

Retro-Velo was inspired by my Great Grandfather who was a champion cyclist back in the 1920s. He was the State champion of Tasmania and held the record for the Launceston to Hobart for many years. The designs used by Retro-Velo have all been taken from photos from that time. These were the original hard men of cycling who would race over hundreds of kilometres of dirt roads on single speed bikes in any weather. So even if most of us today couldn’t match these guys for pure toughness, we can at least now look like them.

We are keen cyclists based in Australia. Road, track, mountain bike, uni-cycle, you name it! We love the old-style clothing, but it's not particularly comfortable or practical. So we've taken the designs you would have seen in Australia in the 1920s and combined them with the most modern styles and materials.

Retro-Velo gear will allow you to stand out from the pack and bring some originality to your cycling adventures. We have tested all the gear extensively and found it to be extremely comfortable and long-wearing. The summer range is made with high quality 100% polyester with Coolmax inserts to maximise wicking and keep you dry on the hot days. We have also used a high density contoured chamois in the knicks for maximum comfort and support during those long rides.

We hope you enjoy the Retro-Velo gear and we look forward to seeing you on the road!

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