My name is Alexander Cook and my passion is Dead Rats Cycles, the award-winning independent workshop in Chorlton, Manchester where I build, repair and restore custom, vintage and modern bicycles for a growing, loyal range of customers.  I take great pride in making bikes work perfectly and building unique, retro/modern machines that look incredible & ride beautifully.

Appointment only workshop service with flexible opening hours

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Vintage Bike Restoration

Servicing & Repairs

Bike Preparation – Racing, Touring, Commuting & Cross County

Retro/Modern Bikes

Custom Builds

Bikes For Sale

NOS & Vintage Components

New & Used Components

Eroica Bike Preparation

Frame Mods & Repairs




Leather Saddle Recovering

Handlebar Conversions

Singlespeed & Fixed Conversions

Internal Hub Gear Servicing

Drivetrain & Brake Conversions

Mail Order Bike Assembly

Looking to fix up your old bike?  Or for something different to a generic off-the-peg import – a bike that’s tailored to your exact requirements?  Or for a clean used bike that works like new?  Look no further.  Dead Rats Cycles offers a boutique workshop service, reconditioning and optimising wherever possible.  Attention to detail is key and everything is supplied tuned to perfection.  Knowledgeable and honest, I use my skills, experience, contacts and elbow grease™ to create and maintain unique, beautiful, safe and fully serviced machines for racers, tourers, commuters, hipsters and leisure riders alike.


Alexander Cook