Vintage steel lightweight restoration and sales


Not just bikes, but a part of history.

2018 Cycling Festivals
We are planning on attending a number of Cycling Festivals/Events throughout the year with a selection of our fully restored steel lightweights which will be available for sale.
Events planned to date are:
"No Excuses Sportifive" at Peterborough Showground on  24/02/2018
"New Forest Spring Sportives" at Somerley House, Ringwood, Hampshire  on 14 & 15/04/2018
"Cambridge Bike Festival" at the Peterborough Showground  on 1, 2 & 3/06/2018
"Eroica Britannia" at  Frinden Grange, Buxton on  15, 16 & 17/06/2018
"Retro Rendezvous"  at Ulverston in the Lake District.  13,14 & 15 07/2018
"Ale & Oyster Vintage Festival" at Faversham, Kent on  30/06/2018 & 01/07/201
"Mildenhall Cycling Festival"  West Row, Suffolk on   25, 26 & 27/08/2018
"Sigma Boxhill Original Sportive" at Dunsfold, Surrey on  07/10/2018

We look forward to meeting as many as possible of you there in 2018.


You have found a restorer and seller of interesting vintage lightweight bicycles.
Full restoration service for vintage/classic road bikes.
Commissions undertaken to build that vintage bike of your choice.


About me

Based in Kent in southern England, I have been involved with bikes from a very early age, in fact for over fifty years.
My weekends are taken up by my position as an event mechanic on both Wiggle's and Cycling Weekly's sportive series as well as Eroica Britannia, but the rest of my time is devoted to my passion of restoring classic steel lightweight bikes.

Where it all began.....

Davies Brothers in Cuppin Street in Chester, the local cycle shop who looked after a lot of the local club lads bikes, where at the age of thirteen in 1962, I began a Saturday job as workshop assistant on a wage of ten shillings for the day.  One of my first jobs was to help build two Campagnolo equipped Woodrup Italias for two members of the local Deeside Olympic club....... the rest is history !


What I can do for you

I am constantly sourcing frames and components as well as complete bikes to fully restore.
I also restore customers own bikes.
Should you have a "dream" vintage bike in mind then I will undertake commissions  to source and build this for you.
I use internationally reknown specialist painters and chromium platers to refinish all frames.

All restored bikes come with a three month component warranty.

I ship worldwide.

Cycling Weekly quoted in their recent article " Retro rides "...

So now, as well as former club racers who've perhaps built the dream bike of their youth, newcomers to cycling, old and young, have got into retro bikes. They like them for their aesthetics, for their history, and, in the case of many newcomers for their connection with the heroic past ..............
Retro bikes are not big business yet (and perhaps that's part of their appeal), but they are an established phenomenon, and a growing one.