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Syd Barrett's bikes go for auction

Two hand-painted bicycles belonging to Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett will be among items from his estate coming up for auction.

Barrett, who died aged 60 in July, spent much of his last 30 years in Cambridge and was often spotted out riding his bikes following his decision to avoid the limelight after quitting Pink Floyd in 1968.

The items will go under the hammer at Cambridge auctioneers, Cheffins, on November 29 and 30.

"The auction will consist of items left by Syd in his Cambridge house," a Cheffins spokesman said.

"Syd spent his last years living a quiet, yet content life in Cambridge.

"Both his bikes, which he had used every day in Cambridge for visits to the local shops and pub were hand-painted by Syd and will be included in this sale as will several pieces of furniture which Syd customised or made himself.

"He was passionate about, although not always competent at, DIY.

"Other items will include the easel, paints and paint table which Syd used regularly to paint. History of art and art were his great loves and this is seen in his artwork, his library and his writing, some of which were to be the foundations of an art history book Syd wanted to write.

"The sale will also include other lots of various books, home-made speakers and a classical guitar...
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