Mercian Pro Lugless Reynolds 653 Turquoise 54cm
Made from Reynolds 653.The groupset is nearly all Dura Ace 7400, except for the legendary Mavic starfish chainset, bottom bracket and headset.Rolling on a pair of Mavic 501 hubs laced to Mavic Open SUP CD rims - which appear to have...
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Tom Board Pink 48cm Road Bicycle
Introducing the Tom Board Pink 48cm Road Bicycle – the perfect combination of style and performance! With its sleek design and sturdy construction, this road bike is perfect for any adventure. Hit the road with confidence and stand out with...
Rourke Tour Reynolds 631 / Audax Blue Road Bicycle 58cm
Experience the thrill of the open road with the Rourke Tour Reynolds 631 / Audax Blue Road Bicycle. Made with lightweight and durable Reynolds 631 steel, this 58cm bike is perfect for long-distance rides and tough terrains. Its sleek blue...
Condor Bill Hurlow Purple 56cm Bicycle
Experience the ultimate ride with the Condor 'Bill Hurlow' Purple 56cm Bicycle. Hand-built to perfection, this stunning bike offers unmatched style. With its sleek purple design and 56cm frame, you'll turn heads on every ride.
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Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada 48cm Bicycle
Experience the ultimate joy of riding with the Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada 48cm Bicycle. With its high-quality features, this bicycle offers a smooth and comfortable ride. From its sturdy frame to its reliable components, every aspect of this bike is...
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Hewitt Reynolds 631 50cm Deore Bicycle
Unleash your inner adventurer with the Hewitt Reynolds 631 50cm Deore Bicycle! Experience the thrill of riding on a custom built bike that offers the perfect balance of durability and performance. With the reliable Deore components, this bike is made...
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Rohan 531st 55cm Road Bicycle
Check out this British made Rohan built with Reynolds 531st.Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 55cm Top Tube ctc - 54cm  
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Motoconfort Super Champion Road Bicycle 531 55cm
Check out this Motoconfort built with Reynolds 531 Steel tubing.Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 55cm Top Tube ctc - 57cm
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Peugeot Sprinter Single Speed Bicycle 53cm
Check out this Peugeot Sprinter. Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 53cm Top Tube ctc - 54cm
Claud Butler Sierra 531 58cm Road Bicycle
Check out this Claud Butler built with Reynolds 531 Steel tubing.Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 58cm Top Tube ctc - 58cm
Sun Workshop Single Speed Bicycle 58cm
Check out this Sun Workshop single speed. Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 58cm Top Tube ctc - 57cm
Peugeot 46cm MTB Bicycle
Check out this Peugeot MTB. Available now! Pop in store for a free test ride. Size:  Seat tube ctc - 46cm Top Tube ctc - 54cm
Mercian Vincitore 63cm Classic Steel Frame
Check out this incredible Mercian Vincitore built with Reynolds 531c tubing for the frame and 531 forks. The paint on this one is excellent, with lovely black lug lining, really special lugwork and Campagnolo dropouts. Available now!  Size:  Seat tube...
These are our prebuilt offerings, build and shipping times will be greatly reduced compared to that of custom builds. Please allow 3-5 working days before dispatch. We will be in touch every step of the way.
We have a vast selection of similar builds available in-store, starting from £350.
Check out our bike size calculator, if you're unsure about your frame or bike size.

Why Buy Classic Or Vintage Road Bikes?

At The Hackney Peddler, we believe vintage is synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and style. Perhaps somewhere along the competitive path of constant innovation, manufacturers lost some of that initial spark. We pride ourselves on bringing some of what was lost back to the masses. 
To buy vintage is to revive something lost.
Not to be mistaken for classically styled retro bicycles that attempt to copy the aesthetic of an era. Often without the quality and history that brought them to fame in the first place.
A classic bike is both vintage and exceptional, often due to skilled labourers, a strong history, or an innovative design.
It draws you in, organically.
The style of an early Colnago. Hand-built quality with history and style. 
That's a classic.


Why Steel Bikes?

Steel bikes were built to be ridden. Bump, fall, scratch, scrape, rub, and they remain. No other material can take the hits that come from a lifetime of real use. This resilience comes with the added benefit of a smooth ride. A steel frame is much more forgiving over the rough stuff compared to its carbon, aluminium or titanium counterparts.

What size bike do you need?

Like most things in life, this question isn't as simple as it first seems. It can be easy to determine what size bike will be way too big or way too small. Providing yourself with an accurate frame size based on speculation can be problematic. We encourage people to try as many bikes as possible before arriving at a final decision. We built a comprehensive guide, as well as a bike size calculator, for those that want us to do the hard work for them.
Bicycles, much like people, come in all shapes and sizes.

So you want to go fast?

Let's talk speed.
We're going to ignore physical fitness to keep things as simple as possible. No marginal gains will ever make you faster than training.
First, things first. Heavy frames are going to be slower than lighter frames the majority of the time.
If you want to go faster, picking a lightweight bike or frame will set you up for success. The higher the grade of steel, the lighter the frame. Higher grade steel comes with the added benefit of strength and durability. 
Next are the tyres.
Cheap tyres will usually weigh more, have less grip and puncture easily.
There's an important balance to consider here.
In isolation, on a perfectly smooth surface, slim high psi tyres will likely be the fastest.
Unfortunately, we don't live in a world with perfectly smooth roads or without wind. Puncture resistance needs to be considered, especially for us London riders!
You'll soon forget about minor speed improvements after your third puncture of the week. 

Gears vs Single Speed

To maximise speed and efficiency, you're going to need gears. 
Yes, they add weight, but they more than make up for it by allowing you to maintain your cadence across various terrains. 
On the other hand, single-speed bicycles are simple and pleasurable to ride. Likely to save some money. They have one gear, familiar exertion, less weight, and fewer things to go wrong. 
Perfect for those that are cycling short distances and are on a budget.
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