We are taking a break!

11 Dec

We are taking a break to go cycle touring in Europe, Canada, America and Mexico.

See you soon!

1970s Carlton Corsa – SOLD

19 Jul IMG_1691

A beautiful 1970s Carlton Corsa for sale. £200

10 speed Shimano group set with nice drilled chain rings

Fancy lug work and classic steel construction (Tru-well)

Medium frame

Chromed forks, pedals and wheels provide a touch of class

Totally original hand made British classic from the Carlton frame builders in Worksop
Ready to ride!
Some Carlton history:
Carlton Cycles were formed in 1898 in the village of Carlton-in-Lindrick in Nottinghamshire UK by Fred Hanstock. For a while the company concentrated mainly on car and motor-cycle repairs which were more profitable. In 1934 the company moved to nearby Worksop and gradually started to manufacture more cycles. In 1936 they were producing a range of machines including: ‘The Flyer'; ‘Massed Start'; ‘Massed Start Special'; ‘Super Python'; ‘Continental’ and ‘Silver Clubman’ which they started to sell through a network of dealers around the UK. In 1939 the company was taken over by the O’Donovan family just before the outbreak of WWII. Sales would have dropped at this time but Carlton Cycles were able to work at servicing existing cycles and no doubt had to diversify into war-work, as did all the other cycle builders in the UK. When the war finished in 1945 there was a great boom in the sale of lightweight machines as thousands of military personel returned to ‘civvie street’ and eagerly took up the sport again – this trend carried on into the early 50s. In 1958 Gerald O’Donovan left the RAF and joined the company where he became an influential figure but by then the boom was receding and in 1960 the company was taken over by Raleigh Cycles – the largest mass-produced manufacturer of cycles in the UK, who wanted to be able to offer high quality hand-made machines to their more discerning customers. Soon after this they transferred the manufacture of their Sun Cycles to the Worksop site. In 1974 Gerald O’Donovan set up the Specialist Bicycle Development Unit for Raleigh at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. From 1967 onwards there were several racing teams sponsored under various names by both Carlton and Raleigh and Gerald O’Donovan was at the forefront of the design and manufacture of the cycles they used. The last Carlton Cycles were produced at Worksop in 1981 when the factory finally closed its doors.

1960s Elswick Ladies Town Bike – Sold

5 Oct

Description

For sale, a 1960s Elswick Ladies town bike. Handmade in England.

The Elswick Cycle Company was located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, a company so long in tradition it can be dated back to the 1800’s

Restored by the Vintage Cycle Company; this ladies town bike has 26” wheels with knobbly road tyres ready for all riding conditions. Original mud guards are maintained for wet weather cycling and a brand new wicker basket provide ample room for shopping and running errands.

The cycle is in its original condition and specification with a classic 3 speed Sturmey Archer internal gear hub.

The cycle has been serviced to our usual high standard, so the groupset is tight, the wheels are true and strong, the chain is lubricated and the various bearings and hubs have been cleaned and oiled. New brake cables and inner tubes have been fitted.

An absolute pleasure to ride – incredibly classy with a bright blue colour scheme.

Second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there.

Price

£150

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £21. (Arrives complete, so no reassembly required)

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

1950’s Phillips Tradesman Cycle / Butchers Bike -sold

5 Oct

Description

For sale, a 1950s Philips tradesman’s / Butcher’s bike. One company owner from new. Handmade in England.

This was 1 of 4 bikes owned by B.O.C.M in Selby, this particular one was used for the internal post until the factory closed and was retired from duty by a previous employee who rode it at the factory delivering the mail.

It is totally original except for a new laced up Brooks leather saddle and a new front wheel and tyre. A wicker basket is included for carrying goods up front.

This bike has a single speed gear, so would make a good run about for short journeys or flat terrain. It could also be used for advertising your shop or business by hanging an advertising board from the top tube.

Second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there. Like most vintage cycles it’s not perfect!

Price

£200

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £21.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.


							

1970s Wittler Original – SOLD

20 Sep

A handmade 1970s Wittler road touring/racing bicycle from Germany. Very special.

22″ frame with Weinmann brakes and 10 speed Italian Gian Robert Campione gears. Continental tan wall tyres on 700c wheels. A really good spec.

Gian Robert used one basic design throughout their history, a derivative of Campagnolo’s design, with one sprung pivot, but with the adjustment screws integrated more tidily into the knuckles.

Wittler were a very small German company prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s, only a handful of these bicycles remain and are therefore very rare.

This bicycle appears to have been imported from the town of Wassenberg , a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. There is a tell-tale sticker on the rear mudguard showing the address of the original shop.

The frame is a beautiful red/burgundy colour and looks and feels like it has only been ridden a couple of times. There is fantastic hand painted white detailing around the lugged steel frame and lots of shiny chrome! The original lighting system, powered by a dynamo at the front wheel is included; along with a rear pannier and mud guards to both wheels.

Good second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there. Like most vintage bikes it’s not perfect!

Price

£195.

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £19.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

1987 Graham Jones signature Tour de France replica – SOLD

13 Sep

1987 Graham Jones signature edition (Team Emmelle) Tour de France replica

 

Description

For sale, a 1987 Team Emmelle Graham Jones Tour de France vintage competition road racing bicycle.

23.5″ steel lugged frame with Shimano groupset (10 speed).  Michelin World Tour tyres with tan walls (700c)

Graham Jones is a former professional English road racing cyclist from Manchester, England. He rode in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. He is often described as one of the classiest riders that the UK has produced.  He is currently a river for a press team at the Tour de France, commentator and organiser of The Tour of Britain.  More information about Graham Jones can be found on the following page:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/graham-jones-riders.html

This bicycle (produced by Emmelle whilst Graham Jones represented the Emmelle-MBK Tour de France team) is a fantastic looking thing – red frame with white detailing.  It will make a great commuter, touring, racing or competition bike.

A true classic!

Good second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there.  Like most vintage cycles its not perfect!

Serviced and ready to go.

Price

£210.

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £19.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

 


1936 James double tandem- WORK IN PROGRESS

11 Sep

1936 James double tandem.

Frame number 67117
Sturmey Archer K T 6 hub (3 speed)
Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Williams, James pattern cranks
Bluemels Lightweight mudguards
2 x Terry’s saddles.

Second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there. Like most vintage cycles its not perfect!

Price
£TBC

Postage
Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK – POA.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment
Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions
Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

1980s Raleigh Impulse (ladies) – SOLD

11 Sep

Description
A classic 1980s Raleigh Impulse ladies road racing bike handmade in Nottingham, England. Steel frame with Weinmann brakes and Shimano 12 speed gears. 700c wheels.

A fine road racing bicycle, completely original condition. a quick bike that will make a really great retro commuter.  Serviced and ready to go!

Second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there.  Like most vintage cycles its not perfect!

Price
£100

Postage
Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £19.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment
Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions
Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

1979 Raleigh ‘The Winner’ – SOLD

21 Aug

Description

A classic 1987 Raleigh Winner race bicycle handmade in Nottingham, England. Frame is Reynolds 531 steel with Weinmann brakes and Shimano 12 speed gears. 26” wheels.

A fine road racing bicycle, completely original condition. The striking red gear and brake cables, with matching track grips really make this cycle stand out.

A fantastically quick bike that will make a really great retro commuter. Serviced and ready to go!

Second hand condition – spots of surface rust here and there. Like most vintage cycles its not perfect!

Price

£130

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £12.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all, we’ll be happy to help.

1970s Raleigh Silhouette (ladies) -SOLD

21 Aug

Description

For sale, a vintage Raleigh Silhouette (coffee coloured) . Handmade in Nottingham, England. Very chic!

Restored by the Vintage Cycle Company.

This bike is a classic ladies touring cycle with 26” wheels and road tyres. Original mud guard to the front wheel and two panniers (front and back) for your luggage provided for practicality on long rides or sojourns into town.

The cycle is in its original condition and specification with a 5 speed groupset in excellent working order.  The frame is a very unusual shape, with split top tube.  Will turn jealous heads – guaranteed!

The cycle has been serviced to our usual high standard, so the groupset is checked, the wheels are true and strong, the chain is lubricated and the various bearings and hubs have been cleaned and oiled.

Very comfortable, with a ladies gel seat and drop handle bars to suit many riding positions.

Second hand condition

Price

£90

Postage

Collection in person from Leeds.

Alternatively, a courier can be arranged within the UK for an additional £12.

If you are based outside the UK, please contact us for further details/arrangements.

Payment

Cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer. I can also create an eBay pay now auction if preferred.

Conditions

Viewing can be arranged first if required.

Please email vintagecycleco@gmail.com with any questions at all and we’ll be happy to help.

 

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