58 Lower Breck Road, Liverpool
Updated 10.16.2013

    "James Soens is reputed to have started the first racing bike building business in Liverpool s just prior to the turn of the twentieth century. The business closed when he volunteered for service during the Great War at the age of 42. He survived the war unscathed and lived to the age of 84. His four sons were James, Thomas, Edward (Eddie) and Douglas."
   "The eldest son James opened a cycling shop in 1936 building hand - built bicycles still trading today under the name of Pete Matthews."   Mick Butler
 

1940s-50s decals
Late 1950-60s decals

Decal scans supplied by Mark Thompson

Roger Spink's fascinating example of the Jim Soens
unorthodox frame design called the "Anti-Whip" frame

Photo courtesy http://merseysidebicycles.blogspot.com

Mark Thompson's restored 1946 Jimmy Soens