No good bikes should be consigned to the scrapheap, according to the mantra of joint owners Pete and Rich. Much better to buy a quality bike that has been rescued from the clutches of the crusher than to waste a couple of hundred on a sports shop bargain bike.
And that’s what we’re talking about here: breathing new life into old bikes. Bikes that have been rescued from cellars, bikes that have been left forlornly locked to poles, bikes that are donated by those who have no space for them any longer. They get stripped down, pimped up and eventually ridden off.
It is literally unbelievable how many bikes are given in for these guys to fix up. They work with some of the coolest 10 speeds around, from the 50s and 60s right up to modern bikes. And the best bit it: all this work with old bikes makes them the perfect duo to resuscitate your old steel steed and get it back on the road.
And even though its popularity is spreading thanks to that old-fashioned Viennese Mundpropaganda, in this humble author’s opinion we should all cycle more. And there’s nothing more satisfying than doing so on a classic bike that makes you feel like the bee’s knees.