Paul Donohue Reynolds 531 Steel Road Bike
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£1,350.00
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Koga Miyata 1024 Classic Steel Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£775.00
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Dawes Genesis British Classic Steel Bicycle
From the saddle of a Dawes Genesis, the world is your oyster. British built quality, with 531 Reynolds tubing and 2x7 gearing to help you conquer any hill on your way to far-flung destinations.  All of our bikes are fully...
£850.00
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Campione Blue Neon Classic Steel Road Bike
Set off on your next great adventure with the Campione road bicycle. The Campione is an Italian made road bicycle with drop bars and 2x6 gearing, this steel bike is made to help you explore your surroundings.  All of our...
£900.00
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Raleigh Corsa Classic Steel Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£800.00
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Mercian Classic Steel Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£1,500.00
Major Nichols Reynolds 531 Steel Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£1,100.00
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Norta Flat-bar Classic Steel Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£800.00
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Basso Loto Classic Road Bicycle
Quality Columbus SLX Steel Made with Columbus SLX tubing, the pinnacle of 80s tubing innovation, used by the elite racers of the time. Strong, light, yet responsive and absorbent of the road surface. Italian Craftsmanship Functional yet beautiful, this is a core of...
£1,600.00
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Hetchins Keyhole Spade & Superbe Pro Groupset
British-Born Masterpiece Each Hetchins bicycle is a masterpiece. Hand-crafted in Britain, the Keyhole Spade features intricate lugs that make this ride uniquely elegant and beautiful. It’s a thoroughbred of the road--fast, responsive, and comfortable. Suntour Superbe Pro Groupset Stylish, efficient and precise....
£1,650.00
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Raleigh Classic Team Banana Flatbar Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£650.00
Steve Goff Red / Silver 48cm
All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our products,...
£1,200.00
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Raleigh Royal British Classic Steel Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£850.00
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Eddy Merckx Flat-bar Road Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£850.00
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Peugeot Classic Step-Through Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£650.00
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Peugeot Classic Step Through Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£650.00
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Claud Butler Classic Steel Step-Through Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£675.00
Paletti Classic Steel Italian Road Bike
This Paletti is a bike for the unique individual, for those that appreciate finesse and quality. It's an Italian made machine that marries style with function, built with the renowned Zeus components, one of the few manufacturers to predate Campagnolo....
£1,600.00
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Jose Alvarez Classic French Steel Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£675.00
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Peugeot Course Flatbar Steel Bicycle
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£800.00
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Flanders Classic Steel Single Speed Bicycle
All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our products,...
£850.00
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Carlton Classic British Steel Road Bike
This Carlton bicycle is designed for riders who want a classic, timeless style but are still looking for performance. British steel and traditional craftsmanship are the foundation of this bike. Built to last a lifetime and beyond. All of our...
£850.00
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Koga Miyata Classic Steel Racer
Koga Miyata is known for manufacturing quality road bikes. Their European design and Japanese engineering make them a perfect road bike for your commute or adventure, seeing you schooled on the streets and trails with ease. All of our bikes...
£950.00
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Sportivo Drop Bar Road Bike
This Sportivo rides and feels like a bike should, that is to say, exceptionally. It has a timeless, classic look, built with Shimano Exage 500 EX components. This bicycle features Columbus Aelle tubing, a San Marco saddle and heart-shaped lug...
£925.00
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U.Scanini Vanmarcke Flat Bar Road Bike
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£900.00
Paganini Chrome & Blue 52.5cm
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£3,200.00
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Zeus Ibardin Classic Steel Road Bike
A nice example of a mid-range Zeus road bike kitted out with Shimano RSX triple 3x7, all the gears, all original. With its no-fuss groupset and versatile range of gears, this would suit a range of riders' needs. Reliable and...
£850.00
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Diamond Classic Steel Drop Bar Road Bike
  All of our bikes are fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Frames are checked for wear, damage and alignment. In every case, all wearable parts are replaced. If you should require more information or more photos of any of our...
£800.00
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Benotto 800 EX Classic Road Bicycle
What makes the Benotto 800 so beautiful? From its traditional steel frame to its subtle golden tone, this bicycle has been constructed lovingly by artisans with a passion for their work. With smooth shifting gears and comfortable riding geometry, you'll fly...
£995.00
Concorde Team Collstrop Road Bike
This 1992 Team Concorde - Collstrop Garden Wood is in very good condition. The team rode to two major victories in the spring of that year at Cholet - Pays de la Loire and Binche–Chimay–Binche.  It is rare to find such a...
£1,600.00
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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