A quick update on the business! The workshop at 7a Nicolas Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9LG closed on 30th November 2023. After five great years I decided against renewing the lease for a number of reasons which I will blog about once I’ve had a little time to regroup. Dead Rats Cycles continues as follows: […]
Restoration projects, wheelbuilding, saddle recovering and other mechanical adventures.
This afternoon’s detail and dail job was to get Peter’s fantastic custom Chickens Frame Emporium randonneur ready for this weekend’s ride. Around four hours of fettling brought the one-off build back to shop standard, as shown in the final photo. The 1950s French style low-trail frame is just a couple of years old and is
Another memorable month here at the DRC HQ. Loads of work on and some great new associations forged. And for part of it HOT. Amidst a slew of sales, general servicing & repair work (and several handlebar conversions) were a number of highlights. Follow Dead Rats Cycles on Instagram and Facebook for more regular updates.
Busy busy busy at the shop this past month, here are some of our favourite happenings. Follow Dead Rats Cycles on Instagram and Facebook for more regular updates x Our 1986 Carlton Kermesse 501 was sold to a local gent called Roy. A beautiful machine, equipped with Shimano Golden Arrow drivetrain and Sakae Ringyo
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. Follow Dead Rats Cycles on Instagram and Facebook for more regular updates x David’s unknown steel
With the new workshop at full steam, and the cycling season in full swing, I’ve barely had time to post any updates on what’s been happening here at DRC HQ. So here are a few of some of the various vintage restorations, customers’ rides and other custom projects you can expect to see in the
Yep – made it, all systems are go! A few bits to still to do, but the workshop is up and running on 23rd Feb 2019! A great first week so far, warm weather and the shop’s been busy. Gearing up for my first Saturday now so I’ll keep this short and sweet – thanks
Super lightweight with its titanium rails, this Rotor saddle has nevertheless been David from Oxford’s most comfortable perch so he asked us to recover it for him in leather. Here’s how it looks now, to see more examples click here.