Bob Neil

Bob Neil is an enigma. Much is known about him, but few could tell you what he looks like, or how to find him. Many have tried and failed - his fans have carried banners emblazoned with his name to major sporting events in Australia and around the world, from Adelaide Oval to the MCG, from Lord's to Trinidad.

The legend of Bob Neil first grew to prominence among members of the Adelaide Uni Football Club, known as the Blacks. Bob Neil started as a player with the Blacks in the 1970s, later becoming a coach and committee member. His good deeds were known far and wide-appearing out of nowhere to help tap a beer keg at a party (a difficult task when there's no experienced bar staff around) or filling in for a player or an umpire at short notice.

But it was during the 1986 Al (Amateur League) Grand Final that his name first achieved legend status, when a chant of "Bob Neil, Bob Neil”, was used to spur the Blacks on to victory. Soon his name began appearing all over Adelaide-in graffiti, on banners, and over the loudspeakers at Adelaide Oval. When a Bob Neil banner was spotted at an Aussie Rules match at The Oval, London, he had ceased being a cult figure and had transformed into a phenomenon. His name even appeared on the Berlin Wall just before it was demolished in 1990.


Where possible each bike created uses restored, recycled or reclaimed parts in a bid to minimise impact on the environment. In some cases certain parts are too far gone to revive both from wear and tear and economoically.

Bob Neil has the following restored, recycled or reclaimed parts:

  1. Men's 27" Europa light framed 10 speed frame and forks
  2. brakes
  3. head stem

Bob Neil
has the following new parts:

  1. Zuzi black deep v  700 x 23c wheelset with flip flop hub {wheels, tyres & tubes}
  2. handlebar & grips
  3. saddle
  4. pedals
  5. chain
  6. headset
  7. bottom bracket
  8. crankset