We've built some pretty special bikes for people and this section highlights a few of them. Anything is possible - from a full restoration with fresh paint in a colour of your choice or a sympathetic restoration with new parts on an unrestored frame, we can help you create your dream bike. We have built vintage race bikes for events such as L'eroica as well as display bikes for retail or corporate display. Contact us with your requirements!
This 1960s Holdsworth was brought to us by a customer who wanted it to look period perfect and be able to be used for the Italian L'eroica gaiole 120km 'bianchi strade' course as well as serious road riding. It had been sprayed very badly and fitted with modern parts. We ripped it apart, and had the frame and forks repainted in Team Holdsworth colours with original decals. Gb bars and stem were sourced, as were matching Campagnolo parts for the ten speed gear set up. Perios Weinmann brakes were cleaned, rebuilt and hand polished, whilst the levers were fitted with New Old Stock gum hoods. Details played a huge part in this build, right down to the brass knock off wheel nuts, Brooks Professional copper rivet saddle and matchng bar tape, and Weinmann rims laced to Pelissier hubs. A cool looking nostalgia racer!
1963 Sun Super Snipe - Completely renovated for a client in Japan, this bike was fully stripped down and repainted in a custom paint mix of metallic pink with metallic purple detailing and original style decals and headbadge. New Old Stock period parts were sourced including Mafac centre pull brakes, and Campagnolo wide flange whele hubs which were laced to Weinmann 27 x 1 1/4 alloy rims with new old stock Michelin World Tour tyres. Brooks honey leather bar tape was used on the original polished Guidon Philippe handlebars whilst a Brooks swift honey saddle and short stainless steel mudguards were fitted.The chainset was a cottered Williams steel item matched upto a new chain and freewheel and alloy Lyotard pedals. The end result was a truly unique period racer that really stood out from the crowd!
Cream 52cm Peugeot Reynolds 531 seven speed built for a birthday surprise for a client's girlfriend. The frame was professionally shotblasted and powdercoated cream with a top lacquer and rebuilt as a seven speed city bike with Shimano 600 / Stronglight chainset, Mavic MA rims and new Peugeot decal kit. We also custom made and supplied a one off personalised logo for the client. The result? A great looking lightweight steel city bike with classic looks and modern feel.
1963 Mercian - a British classic
We love putting old bikes back together again. This vintage Mercian had been a valued family member and we were asked to restore it to its former glory.
We're happy to work with UK-based and overseas owners and will rejuvenate a bicycle owned by you, or source a bicycle for rebuilding and restoration.
As you might appreciate, each project is different and a quotation can be given, only after looking at the machine in question and discussing your requirements. Our service can include a full frame restoration including shot blasting and a repaint or powder-coated finish in any colour of your choice.
Super rare early 1970s 'Bazar Familia' steel framed race bike -Small size 50cm. This bike was built to order for a client who wanted to enter in vintage cycling events and it has been used in l'eroica in Tuscany as well as Eroica Britannia. The brief was to find a small steel frame, and this was sourced from a supplier in the south of France and built with rebuilt 27" wheels with Wide flange hubs and a combination of french parts such as Stronglight chainset and Lyotard pedals, Gearing is Shimano 105 Golden Arrow 12 speed and braking by Mafac. To finish off, a Brooks Swift honey saddle was fitted, with matching Brooks leather honey bar tape. Action shots courtesy of customer.