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  • Upright lightweights; Lucy’s custom Raleigh Mixte

    In many peoples’ experience, an upright bike is a plodding, heavy thing, suitable for pottering to the shops or along a towpath on a lazy Sunday, but not for anything more arduous or involved. Indeed there is a common misapprehension, in part engendered by the mainstream cycling industry, that upright bicycles should be confined exclusively to this role, and that users of such bicycles are somehow less-than-serious cyclists.*

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  • SHORTER SHORTER

    From a shop in Finchley, Alan Shorter put out many of London’s fastest frames for over 30 years. He was well known for his love of and support for racing and racers, and the frames bearing his name pay obvious testament to that.

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  • Custom Build // Bromwich Track

    For his first foray into fixed-wheel riding, Steve picked this lovely, refinished Tom Bromwich track frame.

    The frame was built in the 70s with very classic styling – Nervex Pro lugs, a sloping track crown, and pencil stays with an elegant, slim wrapover.

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  • About our Bicycles

    All of the bicycles we sell are unique, and most are custom-built. It’s always seemed obvious to us that that’s the sensible way to do things – why choose to settle for the lowest-common-denominator bastard child of a marketing department blindly aping current fashions, a purchasing department trying to shoehorn the latest 17-speed (*future-proofing) groupset onto a bike used to pick up groceries, and a finance department insisting the whole thing doesn’t cost the manufacturer more than £300 to produce, when you could have something suited to purpose, beautiful to look at, and skilfully engineered?

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  • Some clarification on Pump-gate

    Some background. Our shop is located on the corner of 240 Brick Lane and Padbury Court. Brick Lane at this point, north of Bethnal Green Road, is a quiet residential street with a few shops and a basketball court on one side, houses and a small park on the other. Padbury Court is a quiet cul-de-sac, with a wide pavement on our side which narrows to under two feet halfway down its length. The road is driven down perhaps once an hour during the day.

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