Category Archives: British Bikes and Parts

Stufff from aorund the Isles

Spring clean

It’s worth keeping your eye on eBay as Rob’s making space for new stock and selling some lovely vintage gear.

You can get yourself a bargain – last week he foolishly put his restored 1970s Mercian frame up there with no reserve, it went for just a couple of hundred…

Mercian frame March 2015

Check out ‘sargent1096‘ on eBay:

Hari Hari

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 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 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.


Classic Touring bikes for Sale- Allin

If you look at the picture of the white Metropole below you will see a red touring bike in the background. It’s a handbuilt Reynolds 531 Allin. It’s got a 5 speed Sturmey archer hub and a very nice Mafac brake set.

It’s a 52cm and it’s bloody gorgeous.

We also have a blue Reynolds 531 handbuilt Allin tourer, but with dérailleur gears.

Fitted with a Brooks titanium rail saddle, mudguards and front and back racks this bad boy is rearing to go. He is 52cm and has also been built using Reynolds 531.

If you are in the market for a touring bike (which you should be because touring is ace) please feel free to come by and take these 2 for a test ride, they are both incredible, I don’t envy someone trying to choose between the 2.

T J Quick

We have just received the 2 T J Quick bikes Rob has been hankering after.

T J Quick was a builder based not so far from Herne Hill station and it’s said as a builder he is up there with the likes of Witcomb.

Anyway more to come about this next week- I can’t get pictures right now  as Rob is busy pawing them.