On the 12th October we will hold the first maintenance workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to maintain their bike. This costs £10 an hour for individual tuition. Please email us if you are interested as we can only fit two in starting at 2.00pm and 3.00pm.
We had a great donation the other week, a Dunelt delivery bike which is probably pre 1939. It's in reasonable condition with all the right bits, we have added some new tyres and have rubbed down the frame. It should make a good advert bike in the High Street. It's a rare opportunity to get a museum piece like this and there is a queue of people who want to ride it when it's finished.
|Dunelt Trademan's bike in bits|
|Original advertisement for the bike|
Other bikes that have been acquired include a Raleigh Touriste, 531 frame with Brookes saddle, see below, Here the paintwork is scrappy and its difficult to decide whether to do a full paint job or touch up? Should it have STI shifters or bar ends? It always comes down to what the customer wants and what they are prepared to pay. If it had a good paint job with STI 3x8 shifters then £300+ would not be unreasonable but that would almost be the cost of production.
Next Ride Saturday 2nd November 2:30pm