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Clubs dedicated to Vintage Lightweight Bikes
Veteran Cycle
Club (UK)
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The News & Views newsletter

  Founded in 1955, this club covers a broad range of bicycle interests including antique as well as lightweight bicycles. There is a monthly "News & Views" newsletter magazine and the quarterly "Boneshaker"publication.

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The Wheelman

Kenneth Gray
Membership Chair
1552 Autumn Ridge Cir, Reston, VA 20194

"...dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living"

Parts, bikes & services


510 Frederick,
San Francisco, CA 94117


This bike shop has all sorts of collectible bikes and parts.

Bicycle Classics

2724 N. Overland Trail #1468
Laporte, CO 80535

Greg Parker

All sorts of hard or impossible to find goodies for that old or classic style bicycle PLUS Keeper-of-the-Flame HERON frames.

The Bike Stand

1778 East Second St.
Scotch Plains NJ 07076

Steven Willis

Steve Willis' shop where he has extensive experience and some bits and pieces of interest to vintage bike buffs, including a page on his web site with odds & ends for sale.
Boulder Bicycles

4949 Broadway St.
Unit 103 
Boulder, CO 80304

Mike Kone
(720) 532-3482

Mike is in many ways the man who kicked off this vintage bicycle enthusiasm in the USA. Now he supplies classic influenced bicycles and also many vintage parts.

Dorset, UK

Nigel Scott
Tel: 07717 369450

A very nice selection of NOS Campagnolo and other bits.

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Classic Bikes of Kingston

Kingston, WA 98346
360- 297-7144

A bike shop with a huge and special bicycle collection plus the knowledge about what you might need!

Drillium Revival Sadly Jon Williams, Mr. Drillium, passed away. The link to his Flickr site is still active at this writing.... Flickr web pages "Drillium Revival is about 1970's style milling and drilling on classic racing parts. All done as it was in the day using a manual milling machine, drill press, and hand tools."

5002 Curtis Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226


Sam is one of the most knowledgeable and vested collectible bike fellows in the USA! He attends virtually all the east coast meets - for Balloon tire as well as lightweights.

Harmony Water Bicycle repair parts Kingston, New York Harmony Water
Custom made parts: cotter pins, 31 tooth Campagnolo touring chain ring and brake drop bolt.
Harris Bike Shop

1353 Washington St.
W. Newton,

MA 02165

FAX 617-244-1041

"...Make a specialty of updating high-quality older bikes with modern parts, for the rider who doesn't want to give up on an old friend, but wants more gears, better brakes, a more relaxed position, etc..."
The Head Badge   Kurt Kaminer
Restorations services, Appraisal services, catalogs and serial number charts with special focus on Raleigh and Schwinn Paramounts.
Reciclone Calle Compositor Verdi 64, 08191 Rubí, BCN, Spain Source for decals, parts, rero gum hoods.
Recycled Cycles

1011 NE Boat St.
Seattle, Wash 98105


This is a neat shop to discover on the web or in person. They have a list of retro parts on their site.
Cycles & Service

7375 Shaftesbury Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63130


A used bikes & parts resource, they frequently have interesting vintage bits & pieces!
Rivendell Bicycle Works

1547 Palos Verdes #402
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

fax 933-7305

Retro aesthetic parts and bikes... verging upon vintage. And a lot more!

Sellwood Cycle Repair

7639 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon


This bike shop frequently has vintage related parts and bikes Worth checking in a search for that special component.
Virtual Museum & Sales
In Switzerland...
eBay seller "speedbicyclescom"

A fascinating collection of bikes and occasional sales through eBay of bikes and parts

Noah Stutzman

33650 County Road 12
Baltic, Ohio 43804

330-897-1391 ext. 1
No internet contact

Custom wood rims for bikes but also other applications. Bristol, England based
10.00 to 19.00 Greenwich Mean Time on:
(0044) (0)117 951 0619  or
(0044) (0)1495 370552  or
(0044) (0)797 104 3290

Long acknowledged expert on vintage lightweight bicycles, Hilary makes available a wide and eclec tic range of bicycle & parts

Velo-Classic Gartenweg 46
Hüllhorst, Germany
Heinz Fingerhut

Vintage bicycle dealer and collector.

Velo Classique
100 E O St,
Purcellville, VA 20132

A new business specializing in classic and traditional style cycling goods

Velo Orange 1981 Moreland Parkway
Building 3
Annapolis, MD 21401

"....manufacturers and purveyors of parts and accessories for randonneurs and cyclo-tourists." and many very vintagesque items.



John Barron

Part time yet very active reseller of NOS and select used Vintage goods & Bikes in an eclectic mix.  
VIA Bike Shop

622 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Curtis Anthony

20 years buying selling, trading &  repairing...
Vintage NOS Bicycle Parts Portland, OR "an online boutique for the vintage cycling connoisseur."

Atlanta, Georgia

& Switzerland

Tel. 770 991 2274
fax 770 991 5244

A great web site and an elegant selection of primarily Italian bikes and parts. The proprietor travels between Georgia and Switzerland with his finds.
Von Tutschek

Alexander von Tutschek
Bath, England.

Fax: 01225-464355.

British Collector specializing in the period 1930-60 who frequently has bits for sale.  Hubs, rims, gears, brakes, etc. for period British light weights (these bikes were often fitted with French and Italian equipment)

Refinishing (USA)

The listed painters are those with an established reputation for vintage bikes; having demonstrated access to decals, having expertise with varnish-apply decals, being familiar with vintage colors schemes and pin striping. There are probably other craftsmen able to do good work. Please let us know about first class paint services that you have good personal experience with.

Jim Allen
The CycleSmiths

37015 El Tesoro Rd,
Ranchita, CA 92066


A very experienced painter who may very well have painted all the best custom builder's frames at one time or the other!
Joe Bell San Diego, California 619-469-4312   Considered one of the top paint shops in the USA. Currently the painter for Rivendell & Richard Sachs, among others.
Creative Cycle Works

210 Robert E. Lee blvd.

New Orleans,

Danny Green
"an excellent painter and quite imaginative in his custom paint schemes. He's a nice guy and honest to boot."
Doug Fattic 914 South Third St., Niles, Michigan 49120     269-684-6761
Doug is a well respected custom frame maker, who learned his craft from Ellis-Briggs in Shipley, UK
Franklin Frames 7179 Reform Rd.,
Newark, OH
    Jack & Rhonda have been at this for many years, 25 plus.... great frames, resprays, modifications and repair service.
Hot Tubes Phoenix Park
2 Shaker Road
Unit G100
Shirley, Massachusetts 01464

(978) 425-9033
Frame builder and painter
Chris Kvale Cycles Frame builder and painter, par excellence!
Litton Cycles 999 West Cutting Blvd, Unit 15
Point Richmond,
California 94804
Ed Litton
Ed has a great sensibility for and experience with vintage lightweights. He also has been a specialist for Bianchi. See his page in this web site Click
Bryan Proctor's
Custom Metal

5270 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
800-383-4277 Show-quality chrome specialist, mostly dealing with Balloon tired bikes.

Southwest Frameworks
Dallas, Texas 214.358.2579
Multi-talented David Cheakas builds frames and does complete refinishing work.
Wanta Frames 909 Grand Central St.
Clearwater, Fl  33756 Frame builder & painter, originally in California, now in Florida!

Precision Cycles

816 W. Bakke Ave.
Waterford, Wisconsin
Fax 262.534.4194
High quality painting services with special expertise for vintage Schwinn Paramounts.
Peter Weigle Hamburg Road,
Lyme, Conn.
860-434-0700 A well respected frame builder, Peter is an ace restorer & has a history going back to Witcomb USA (for which he is the only source for decals).

Decals (transfers, stickers)
The below specialize in accurate reproduction of decals for vintage bicycle manufacturers & craftsmen...

designcomuk limited

Dolphin House

Welsh Row

Nantwich CW5 5ET

United Kingdom

A new (2011) company with already a wide range offered.
Cyclomondo Greg Softley Coffs Harbour,
New South Wales, Australia
by email
"...excellent replica decals"
Greg has reproduced many famous and hard to find marques and now supplies many refinishing shops...
H Lloyd Cycles  
Masons Barn, Mauldes Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3HN

011 44 193 171 5439 For many older makes especially British.
JR Restore
Decal maker
J.R. Winsom
Mission Veijo, CA Made to order reproductions
Gus Salmon decals Florida, USA  Quality vintage decals for the cycling industry, specializing in Water Slide transfersand vinyl.
Screen Specialty Shop Gary Prange & company
West Jefferson, NC Fine decal maker to most of the USA's best hand made bicycle builders. Also can produce custom screen & digital "transfers" to order.
Vintage Transfers Giorgio Pancari
Phone +39 347 8393805 - +39 347 3883482
Italy Many Italian makes for bicycles and motorcycles.

In the UK:

Argos Bristol +44 (0) 117 9724730 & fax

      In operation since 1974; frame making and refinishing services.

Skill Enamellers Phil Insley
Unit E6,
The Ropewalk Industrial Centre,
The Ropewalk, Ilkeston,
Derbyshire, DE7 5HX.
Tel  (0115) 930 1976. Was the painter at Raleigh, Ilkeston and finished all the team frames. He has all the original Raleigh paints.
Bob Jackson Station Buildings 312-324 Stanningley Road, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3EG 01 44 113 255 9844
fax 01 44 113 255 4444


Of course building their own frames, but also refinishing other makes.

Group of UK businesses
who provide restoration services.

(Readers who have specific experiences and endorsements, please supply info to clarify services offered.)

API resprays (Essex)
01245 360009

Colourtech (Kent)
01322 555549

DD Enterprises
(near Sheffield)
01909 569404

Chris Grange
01279 758718

Mercian (Derby)
01332 346786

Chris Marshall
01535 691073

Les Rigden (Brighton)
01273 681861
M Steel cycles (Newcastle)
0191 234 4275
Mario Vaz
0208 852 0711

Repair Services

Phoenix Hub Gear Repairs Mr. P.M. Read
19 Redbridge, Stantonbury,
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
01908 227010

    This service is a complete solution for problems with Internal gear hubs from Sturmey-Archer, BSA and Brampton. Mr. Peace has the expertise and parts for many generations of these vintage hubs, and at reasonable costs...

The Saddle Shop
Chuck Liepham
The Saddle Shop
20 Harris Circle
Edgewater, FL 32141

    Balloon tire specialist who may be able to help in certain lightweight bikes projects....."Each seat is taken apart, stripped to the bare metal, repaired as needed, repainted or replated as necessary then recovered. Chuck ensures that the leather he uses is the correct grain as the original and that the stitching is authentically reproduced. The padding he uses also is an exact duplicate of the original. Each seat is done by hand. Chuck is stickler for details and his restoration work is among the best your money can buy."  The Classic & Antique Bicycle Exchange

Simon Firth
Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
933 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19123

Philadelphia framebuilder Simon Firth has traveled to Birmingham to learn the arts of saddle making and saddle repair. Simon is now the Brooks factory-authorized saddle repair agent for America. Simon has access to parts that most U.S. dealers don’t, and he knows his way around a rivet.

Tire Alert
Ronald Murawsky
2320 Hawthorne Drive
Clearwater, FL 33763

"Repairing expensive expensive racing sewup tubular tires for over 15 years."

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