Fred Perry have done a wee interview with man of the moment, Bradders. Rather than the usual questions (is Lance really a crack head? Did your Mrs threaten to knock out Froome’s wife?), he is talking about himself, as a man off the bike, and what a nice man he seems to be.
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All the way back in May when the sun was shining and we were all excited about the warm hazy summer ahead, we had Bradley Wiggins come to the the shop. It was all very exciting because he is a champion and goes against the grain and he was modelling a new range he had collaborated with Fred Perry on. It was all top secret at the time- Rob and I felt like we had entered the inner circle. We knew what the mod rocket was up to, we could see him and his manager. I even spoke to his manager. I even spoke to Wiggo. I borrowed his PA’s sharpie pen. Unfortunately this encounter did not lead to me gaining access all area passes for the Olympics- you win some you loose some.
Anyway the day that Wiggo came to Mountgrove Rd so did Ty, the man behind behind the cycling blog, The Foot Down. Ty had come to do an interview with Mr. Wiggins. The amusing and sensitive interview has been published today. The interview offers an interesting insight into one of the UK’s greatest ever cyclists. Needless to say all of this seems even more exciting in light of the fact Wiggo is all over Le Tour de France like a terrier down a rabbit hole.
The Bradley Wiggins for Fred Perry shirts have also been released today which we are pretty happy about, you can read all about the delightful collection here.
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.
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.
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.
Yes it was he. The rumours are true. A very dashing, charismatic, tall and slender Bradley Wiggins came to Sargent and Co yesterday. Mr Wiggins famed for looking a bit like Paul Weller on a bike and winning races has worked with Fred Perry to create a very stylish 6 piece collection of merino wool cycling tops.
Needless to say Cassius did not give a monkeys who this Bradley Wiggins was and took it all in his stride.
Rob and I both got our Ride Journals signed. I offered Mr Wiggins a go on my red shopper, he politely declined which was an awful shame as I had washed it especially.
Pictures to follow soon.