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    Motobecanne step-through

    Elegant 1950s French town-bike frame, with a few concessions to modernity. Lightweight aluminium wheels and mudguards, puncture protected tyres, this venerable lady still oozes style and charisma, and guarantees you the most stylish and smooth of arrivals….

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    Isambard’s Grey step-through

    Built around a refinished ‘Holdsworth’ single speed frame, this step-through single speed is agile and nippy while being reassuringly study and stable. The perfect city run around – fun to ride, and confidence inspiring, with neutral geometry and very little to go wrong. A true jump-on-and-ride bike!

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    Mener

    Quick and responsive, this Menet race frame is ideally suited to single speed life in the urban melée. Fresh paint and new parts; this one’s agile, capable and smart.

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    Shorter Track

    Holder of the ‘Fastest Moving Object’ title from 1985-2002, this thoroughbred track Shorter has to be ridden to be believed. Everything you’d expect from a bike like this and much much more. Super-short wheelbase, super stiff, aggy angles, and as many decals as you’ll ever see on a single frame. We had to use an ultra-slow-mo camera just to get an unblurred photo of this one. You’ve probably missed it already…

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    Rotrax

    Beautiful late 50s/early 60s road-path frame. Nervex Pro lugs. Track ends but larger clearances for bigger tyres and/or mudguards. Slightly relaxed track angles make this ideally suited to life as a capable urban single speed.

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    Orbit Tourer

    Orbit have made a name for themselves over the last few decades for building simple, rugged steel road bikes – ranging from flat-out TT machines to round-the-world-mobiles. This 90s touring frame (rack, low-rider, mudguard and double bottle cage braze-ons) has been rebuilt with a 3 x 9 Ultegra/105 mix. A touring Brooks, and NOS Selle Monte Grappe leather tape for all-day comfort. It should get you up and down just about anything, anywhere – reliably, and in style. Waterbottles not included, but you can buy them here.

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    Raleigh Rapide

    An 80s all-rounder, repurposed as an urban single speed. Handbuilt Ambrosio wheels, NOS Continental tyres, Campagnolo crankset, a nubuck Concor to perch on and bullhorns to get down and give it some on the flats. Slick, fast and smooth. Just don’t put it down in the snow…

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    Benotto 3000

    One of cycling’s legendary bikes – made famous under the peerless stewardship of Francesco Moser, and in the opening scene to arguably the best cycling movie ever made. This 1973 example has only been lightly used, and is fully original. Columbus SL; Campagnolo Nuovo record. Italian Gold.

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    Marino

    A no-nonsense urban single speed – straight out of the italian school in Brussels. Incredible, flamboyant paintwork, but all business in the build. Rapid, strong and striking.

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    Blanc Sports

    A classic road frame rebuilt for the city. A rock solid single speed with a Reynolds 531 core, and reliable, low-maintenace parts to keep you running problem-free. Sealed bearings, puncture protected tyres, pin-sharp dual pivot calipers, and a classic Concor saddle.

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    Alex Iles

    Born of the mysterious Silver Star Forge….sometime home of such luminaries as Bill Hurlow and Ron Rowlands. A pure sprinter’s bike – stiff as they come and bombproof. Drilled lugs. Varnish transfers. Oldschool Campag Pista and tied and soldered spokes. The real deal.

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  • Hetchins “The Plus”

    Red bikes go faster. A pure race machine from Tottenham’s master. Comparatively unadorned – this one means business. We’re not purists here, and we don’t stick religiously to period-correct builds – but we do always build sympathetically – and we always (aim to be) true to the spirit of the machine. Blur your eyes, and you can still see Tommy Simpson tearing into a rain soaked autumn 25 miler on this…

    £1,750.00
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    Mercier Danguillaume

    We’ve seen these bikes sold under a few different names – but they’re all typical Merciers. A refined, classic French racer – slim stays and pretty detailing. Racey but refined. Shimano 600 Arabesque throughout.

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    653 Harry Hall

    Classic 80s racing bike from Manchester’s finest. Built for the fastest, most visible of getaways. Dura Ace, Campy and Suntour combo; the best of all possible words.

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    Concorde Cyclocross

    80s cyclocross monster. Fast, rough and gnarly. Built to take you anywhere and everywhere. Tough as you like! Ultegra drivetrain, custom shifters and glam pink housing – for real men!

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    Holdsworth Elan

    A fully modernised classic – a repainted Holdsworth Elan, rebuilt with a modern 10 speed Tiagra group. A fully up-to-date range of gears (52/36 chainrings and 12-28, integrated shifters), with proper vintage looks (square taper crankset and Benotto ribbon tape). A versatile, stylish ride equally well suited to commuting duties, as to longer-range day or weekend trips.

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    Peugeot 650B

    Charm, finesse, style and substance. A mid-century French roadster built to cruise through the urban rush. Relaxed angles, hand-stitched balloon tyres, a dreamy sunday of a bike.

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    Peugeot Competition

    A lightweight Peugeot single speed – the ideal city bike. Strong, dependable parts built onto a lightweight, agile frame for a no-nonsense run around that will just keep plugging away. Nothing flash here – it does what you need it to – but with upgraded leather and rubber on the saddle and tyres for maximum comfort and grip.

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    Brian Rourke

    Yeah, it’s meant to look like that… A time-bomb from the ‘aero-is all’ 80s school of thought. Outrageously aggressive lo-pro for minimising frontal profile. 700/650 wheels. 80mm front hub. Mavic to make you go, Campag to make you stop. Go on, we dare you…!

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    Hetchins Scorpion Bonum

    Nobody ever accused Hyman Hetchin of understating the fact. This 1987 example amply demonstrates everything that makes the marque. Custom design, attention to detail, and superbly intricate craftsmanship. This all-out tourer features all the add-ons you’d expect, without sacrificing the sporty geometry and inimicable showiness that make Hetchins unique. Built for purpose using a carefully chosen mix of British, French and Japanese parts.

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