This Pashley butcher’s bike got re-painted last week just in time to deliver your holiday meats in. Or your soy-protein-based-carb-free-non-denominational-holiday-meat-substitutes if you are in that way inclined.
I blogged a while ago a Peugot frame that we resprayed, i think i made some comment about it having 8 bit lugs. Anyways the frame belongs to a good friend of mine and he sent me some photos of the bike built up, pretty authentic as far as i can see, with 650B 44c Michelin tyres, which look flippin’ amazing, and a handlebar setup of dreams.
The 650b size is making a bit of a comeback in touring and mountain bikes so there should be a bit of a better selection of tyres and rims available, which is good if you have an old frame like this of course.
Peter, who does the wet-spraying, is super handy with a spray gun and produced this test piece on a Leader 722 to show off some of his skills. All paint is lacquered over with powder coat so the paint work is tough as old boots. We can pretty much do anything on your frame that you like (as long as it’s legal) so let us know your ideas and we can make your magical wishes come to life, through the medium of paint.
Old frame plus new parts pretty much makes a new bike by my calculations. Maths was never my strong point. Copying my friends homework plus (+) not really paying attention equaled (=) a mediocre GCSE C grade in maths for me. Still look at me now; quite the career-driven high-flyer. My teachers would be proud. Or at least surprised that I’m still alive.
Anyhoo. This build turned out super nice with it’s brand spanking Campag Veloce gruppo and Vento Reaction wheelset. It looked even nicer after the bars got taped up.
Not sure what the frame is, modern-ish though with a 130mm dropout spacing, but the whole build came in at a pretty respectable weight and rides a whole lot better, about 63 percent better, than an alloy frame.
Billy rom the shop made some wicked mods to his custom TJD BMX including new fancy paint, those new Eclat moonbuggy rims that i blogged before, new seat, bigger bars and Fit tyres. Also he made some custom graphics to dub his steed Evolution.
This thing is always changing.
It changes more than a Vegas dancing girl!
One of the best BMXs i ever did see though, and he rides on it pretty good as well.
You can buy these frames from us now and we can supply all these parts and pretty much anything else you are after.
Also we have some other rad stuff in our bike shop like…… erm…..
Out of the box this is a bike that would cost you a grand to put together from parts, once again Sunday giving you outstanding value for money with top Odyssey parts on their full Cromo frame, forks and bars.
Quadrant rims, Vandero hubs, Thunderbolt Cranks, Evo 2 brake, Odyssey’s convertible seatpost and Aaron ross tyres are some of the highlights of this pro level complete.
Basically it’s the bike you would build up yourself anyways so you might as well buy it innit?
We are doing this at an amazing price but I can’t remember what it is because I’m writing this from home and i didn’t write the price down before i left the shop so call us or even better come in and see us and we may make you a tea and offer you a biscuit.
We may not though so don’t get your hopes up.
But do call about the price; it’s mind blowingly good.
We are fully equipped to dismantle, paint and safely reassemble a Brompton so that it still folds up which means that you can have whatever colour you like, if you like! These things are a miracle of British engineering. Kind of like a Dyson. Although i’d rather ride around town on a Brompton. But i’d rather hoover my house with a Dyson. But this isn’t about me.
Single speed road bike that we stripped, painted with Verdi Gris powder and rebuilt. Verdi Gris is the new black I heard. Don’t know where but I definitely heard that. Get it before it runs out and we have to order it from America and it gets held up in customs.
This is a Young’s of Lewisham frame painted with a green lacquer over a silver base and re-assembled ready for touring.
These were really top frames back in the day, hard to imagine you could get something good from Lewisham. When i used to live there the only thing you could buy was a shallow grave, or another man’s Spleen. Normally from the same people. It’s probably better now though. I bet it’s all ‘up and coming’ and whatev’s.
Commisioner Gordon just faxed these photos of Billy’s new custom BMX frame down the Bat Phone, built by evil frame-building arch-villain Ted James.
Yes kids thats right it is a completely custom frame made good by hand in the UK, a rare thing indeed.
Packed with all the good stuff like externally machined seat tube, removable brake guides/mounts (all custom machined) T45 integrated headtube and mid BB shell plus custom dropout and integrated seat clamp.
Few more of these in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled.
Apologies for the blurry photos; Billy took them.
Fortunately his riding is better than his photography.
Also this explains the lack of manicure on the hand model.