Daily Archives: June 15, 2012

New security measures

We are not being paranoid or anything, but we know there are  light fingered little so and so’s out there who would have the shirt of your back given half the chance. That’s why we have decided to invest in some security measures in and around the shop.  People feel less inclined to steal if they know they are being watched.

Whatever you do don’t look back into her eyes, she hates it. She will watch you, but you don’t watch her. Not ever.


M.Steel road bike – For Sale

M.Steel is from the north east. As a shop it has actually been around since the late 1800’s, but has only been in the world of making and selling bicycles for about 80 years.

In 1980 Geoff and Dave Yates founded ‘M. Steel Lightweight Cycles Ltd’ so they could manufacture high quality custom steel frames. Not so long after this Joe Waugh came on the scene, at this point he was at the height of his cycling career. Joe acted as a mobile test bed for the company products. The company became established and well respected and managed to  build quality frames right up until 2005 when demand from aluminium bikes meant their business was no longer sustainable. God damn aluminium!

This bike is in very nice original condition. She is a real head turner and comes from a good line of blood.

I am sure she will be snapped up in no time.

Top tube 58 cm, seat tube 60 cm.

She comes rebuilt and fully serviced.

As always pop by or send us an email if you want any more info.


Condor classic 531 Road bike – For Sale

This piercing blue Condor jut came in. Very nice. Condor of course still exist and they still make bikes. The desirability of both their new and classic bikes seemingly never dwindles. A great British Classic built with Reynolds 531 and fitted with a Shimano 105 groupset, you can’t really go wrong with this.

As you can see she is  currently configured with flat bars, but needless to say we can change the stem and fit drops if required. As with all our bikes she comes fully rebuilt and serviced.

Toptube – 54cm – Seat tube – 54 cm

Please feel free to email us at Rob@sargentandco.com for more information.

Roberts of Croydon road bike – For Sale

This wonderful green machine hails from the Croydon, the South London borough that interestingly used to house one of the largest airports in Britain.

Thought to be late 70’s she is a very high quality custom build with fast back seat stays and long spear point window lugs.This particular machine has a 51 cm top tube and 51 cm seat tube.

We have had Roberts’ in before. The previous ones we had were also very beautiful.

Needless to say she comes fully rebuilt and specc’ed as required. By all means pop in the shop or send us an email to Rob@sargentandco.com if you would like to know more.

Dave Lloyd time trial bike – For Sale

Dave LLoyd – quality rider, quality builder (and now a cycling coach).

This machine is thought to be late 70’s; built in the Wirral as a time trial bike.

Gorgeous deep japanese SR bars.

Top tube 55 cm, seat tube 53 cm.

This bike comes fully rebuilt and custom designed to the buyers wants! If you want neon bar tape, a purple saddle and sturmey archer hub you can have it!

Actually that is not true, Rob is rather pure about these things.

This bikes comes fully rebuilt and custom designed to requirements.

Please feel free to send us an email or pop by to discuss spec. and pricing.



Fatter flatter tyres increase your speed?!

You may not give a monkeys about what speed you ride, but never the less , if you can go faster without putting any more energy in why wouldn’t you?

I have always been guided by the school of thought that a narrow tyre @ 115 psi is the best way to roll.

Well that school of thought is being challenged. Apparently go a bit wider and let a bit of air out and you will be laughing.  You can read all about the  test and the results and the reasoning behind them here.

If you do decide to buy some new tyres come down and see us. We have some very nice tyres in stock.

Race Across America

There is a good chance you have never heard of Race Across America (RAAM), which is kind of strange as it is much tougher than the Tour de France, in fact it’s the world’s toughest cycle endurance race. This race makes the Tour de France look like a sunday morning canal side stroll.

The race starts in Oceanside California, riders pedal 3000 miles, crossing 12 states, and climbing over 170,000 vertical feet; riders have a maximum of 12 days to complete the race. For those who aren’t quick off the mark with maths that means they ride between 250-350 miles a day continuously.Anyway this years race is about to start and my friend Juliet has wrote a very interesting and insightful article all about a film documentary which follows one of the competitors of the race. It’s well worth the read.

I want to read the article please