Classic Lightweights UK
Links to related sites

More lightweight enthusiasts

Classic Rendezvous

Club Cicli Artigianali
A new London Area classic bike club based in the Surrey area and with a special interest in Italian bikes

Cycling Hall of Fame
An excellent site for information on riders both classic and modern.

Dave Bedwell
A tribute to Dave Bedwell

David Cooper (Cooper Technica Chicago)
David Cooper's web pages with details of his very fine bike collection and restoration projects.  While you are there have a look a some of the classic cars he has restored.

The Fixed Gear web site has an interesting page on Medium Gear History

Graces Guide has a wealth of information including many of the cycle engineering companies in the UK, includes bicycle and component manufacturers

The English language site for the famous annual classic bike ride on the white roads of Tuscany.

Merseyside bicycles
Mike Price's blog on cycles made on Merseyside

National Cycle Collection
Llandrindod Wells The UK's national collection of cycles and history

North Cotswold Cycling Club
A very interesting pre-war illustrated period history of the club by Derek Parsons

Pedal Museum
Richard Bryne's Bicycle Pedal History Museum

Tribute to Fausto Coppi
In English and Italian

Vegetarian C & AC
A significant club in the history of cycling - Dave Keeler was a member.

"Your Vintage Cycling Database".

Velo-Pages website
Vintage Catalogues reproduced by R S Broderick including:
... the collection of vintage component catalogs 
... authorized republications of repair, maintenance, and technical articles
...authorized republications of pertinent road tests and reviews
...authorized republications of summations from industry trade shows
...and various errata including a pictorial history of vintage Peugeot team bikes (...and to a lesser extent, their riders)

Veteran-Cycle Club
The official club site

Vintage Bicycle
Vintage bicycle information sharing and occasional sales, with a particular interest in French touring bicycles. Bespoke bicycle saddles and Leatherwork.

In Velo Veritas
A ride for classic lightweights in the vineyards West of Vienna.

Suffolk group

Peter Kohler's Blog:- Under the Drops

Articles include the pre- and post-war Raleigh RRAs, Lentons, Clubmans, Super Lentons, the Sturmey-Archer record breakers of the 1930s, Carlton exports to the US, Raleigh Professional


Flying Scot
The Flying Scot web site maintained by Bob Reid.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hetchins.

Hobbs of Barbican
Maintained by Bruce Robbins.

Norman Kilgariff's site which also covers FH Grubb and Claud Butler. Lots of catalogues.

Jack Taylor
The Jack Taylor site and Register

Llewellyn Bikes
A rare chance to see where some classic machines are still being built in Australia

The Mercian Cycles Register
Research into pre-1970s Mercians. Maintained by Chris Barbour.

Moorson Twin Tube

Tim Maund has been building Rotrax road and track frames since the mid-80's.

Trevor Jarvis
TJ Cycles - Flying Gate

Viking Cycle Company

Wilson Cycles of Sheffield have a section on their website dedicated to the history of their riders and machines.

Services and suppliers

Bikeville (Philadelphia, USA)
Via Bicycle's online store

Campagnolo- Nigel Scott - Nigel sources obsolete Campagnolo Nuovo/Super/C-Record and no-carbon/black ErgoPower, Cinelli, Regina etc. Occasionally frames/bikes, all NOS.

Golden Age Cycles -  of Banbury specialise in British lightweights from the 1950's to the 1990's. They opened their shop in June 2015 to cater for the growing interest in cycling heritage. Their services include buying, selling, restoration, servicing and providing valuations.

The Old Bicycle Company
Tim Gunn has created an online auction site specifically for cycle-related sales.

H. Lloyd Cycles  are the biggest supplier of aftermarket cycle transfers in the world! www.hlloydcycles.com or contact  nick@hlloydcycles.com

Madgetts Cycles Ltd.
Cycle restorations and wheel building.  Long-established shop and repair centre in Diss, Norfolk.

Mario Vaz
Frame Re-sprays & frame Repairs - Renovation Services.  Based in South-East London.  Telephone 07956314216

Quoc Pham
Produces a range of period cycling shoes ideal for wearing when riding the Classic Lightweight. Traditional touring style bicycle shoes, natural leather upper, rubber sole and hand lasted.

REW Reynolds
Was relaunched in April of this year (2015) with a whole range of classic styled cycling shoes.

The Seatpost Man
Almost twenty years ago a friend asked me to attempt to remove a seized seat post from an old BMX frame. I designed and fabricated a tool to remove it, with little or no marking, to allow it to be reused and have since used this method to great effect on more customers bikes. I have now increased my tooling and can remove damaged or fully seized seatposts from most frames.

Steel Vintage Bikes
Possibly one of the best outlets for classic steel Italian (and other Continental) bikes. Based in Berlin but providing superbe shipping service to buyers all over the world.

Hilary Stone
Period bike frames and Parts

Wood sprints
See 'wood' sprints built into wheels by Andy Kelly at Bicycle Ambulance, Cambridge