“Raw Power” is a stunning unique custom bike, handbuilt by Dead Rats Cycles and based around a vintage steel road frame fitted with carefully selected components.  Its raw steel and monochrome aesthetic is captured best in the photo above by our friend Tom Baker. The 32 year old Peugeot frame has been modified for modern wheels, brakes & gears before being sandblasted to remove its original paintwork.  It was then clear powdercoated over the raw steel to show off the gold brazing.  With new decals also applied, the effect of the arrested patina is fantastic in the flesh!  With hugely improved performance, lower weight and stunning appearance this is a one-of-a-kind retro/modern machine, handbuilt in Chorlton.


Handbuilt by Dead Rats Cycles, featured in various promo media including a short film by Falsetooth Films

Pristine condition, test ridden 20 miles only

62cm Raw steel finish French brazed frame & forks, with restored original headset

ITM Super-Italia Pro 2 black anatomic handlebars & quill stem

700c Alex DA22 rims

Formula hubs with solid rear axle conversion + 11-28t cassette

Schwalbe Lugano 700 x 25c skinwall tyres

16 speed Shimano SIS with STI levers

Vintage SR Super Custom 144 bcd cranks with drilled chainrings

Studded leatherette saddle

Tektro R359 dual pivot brakes

New finish, decals, brakes, chain, cassette, BB, rear axle, front derailleur (NOS), cables, bar tape, tyres, tubes, mudguards, DT adjusters, saddle, rail clamp…


6 month guarantee