May 2019 highlights

Another very busy month in the workshop.  Along with a packed schedule of repairs and servicing I’ve been lucky enough to work on these beauties, including Cath’s 1978 Rudi Altig mixte (pictured above) that I fell in love with.

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David’s unknown steel beauty which came in for fitting of NOS Rossin fork, 3ttt stem and Vittorio Corsa Graphene tyres.  Full Campagnolo including polished high flange hubs… drool. 22lb in case you were wondering!  Brake cables need a trim…

Pete’s 1999 Giant CFR Pro which sold to Laura through the shop, before even being advertised :) look out for another one soon in 59cm size!

Elegant 1986 Carlton Kermesse 501 – a lot of love and a little bit of NOS has gone into this beauty, which is going up for sale imminently.  Ideal Eroica perch and available at the shop now…

99% original timewarp 1991 GT Timberline.  Close to mint condition and now fully serviced, also available at the shop now…

The start of another Vitus 979 project, at teardown stage for now.  Show stopping frames then and now.

Stunning Deore DX Araya RM-20 wheelset, slated for for the forthcoming Saracen Trekker project.  Thank you Adrian for your help with these hoops!

Dan’s custom Raleigh, built here a few years ago and back for a 1x and flat bar conversion.  Can’t beat a bit of wood.

Jess’s British Eagle fixed wheel build, almost ready to roll.

A brace of classic mixtes jostling for position.  I love these bikes…

Our lovely 1990 Kona Fire Mountain, now sold to the equally lovely Will as his retro fun/commuter bike.

Pick of the modern stuff was probably Ste’s Willier Gran Turismo race bike, in for a bar/stem upgrade plus re-cabling and tune-up.

Finally, our 1995 Marin Hawk Hill which Nick snapped up for commuting duties.  Top man.

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