Stead Cycles

Stead Cycles was founded back in 1923 after Charlie Stead started his bicycle apprenticeship in Newcastle in the early 1900’s. When the 1st world war started Charlie and his brother Bert put their ages up and went to England for their training and then across to France to prepare for battle. After being wounded twice, Charlie went back to England where he was put on light duties in the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham, where he continued his craft building bikes. When he returned to Australia he started his own business in 1923 on Maitland Road, Mayfield with his wife Ina Stead, later relocating to the eastern side of Maitland Road, where the old shop still stands today. They had two children – Len and Marie. After Charles passed away, Len and his mother ran the business. They had a large workshop at the bottom of the yard behind the business, where up to 10 staff including mechanics fabricated frames out of Reynolds 531C tubing, baked and enamelled them in the specially made ovens. This built up a reputation over the years.

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