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Secondhand bicycle madness

To Holland last week to collect more Dutch bikes. Our man Johann is a good four hour drive from Calais and Ted and I rolled up at midday Saturday. We haggled a little over the price of thirty bikes and then jammed them all into the van. After that we sat and smoked cigarettes in […]

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Italian Road Bike, Dutch Road Bike

Moser and Koga Miyata road bikes, new in at Heavens. These are pre-restoration pictures, so the bikes will look pretty scruffy here. Pictures of the finished bikes will appear here soon.

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Secondhand Bicycle – London Heavens

People get very caught up in the buying and selling of bikes, possibly to the detriment of their general relationships with people. Amongst traders and obsessive riders of bicycles you always come across characters of interest, and characters from the fringe. Especially in Hackney. You only have to look at the London Fixed Gear Forum […]

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Maclean’s Apollo – luck and the bike

Occasionally you luck out and things discover you, rather than vice versa. God know I’ve spent enough time trawling ebay and the like with limited success, looking out for those 1950s road bike bargains. Bikes listed, badly spelt; bikes finishing at 10pm… But those days are gone. I really can’t be arsed anymore, not that […]

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New (Old) Road Bikes

Secondhand road bikes, new from Heavens… We have ten new road bikes coming to market in the coming weeks. Only two are ready to go at the moment – you can probably tell which, even from the pictures here. Prices and pictures of all the finished bikes will go up in time. In the meantime, […]

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Secondhand road bikes, projects, parts

Secondhand road bikes are hard things to come by, at least at sensible prices. We get emails from people frustrated at ebay and other markets as prohibitively expensive, people who. want parts, frames, wheels. Sometimes customers don’t want the finished article but want to build a bicycle themselves. Have we got anything going cheap, even […]

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Buying a Secondhand Dutch Bike

Secondhand dutch bikes from Heavens are unpretentious, bomb-proof, and cheap. They are certainly cheaper and better than the gas-piping (this is a derogatory term for inferior quality steel products) available from manufacturers like Bobbin. We offer a two-month warranty (excluding tires) on all the bikes we sell, and we only really sell high-end bikes from […]

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For Sale: Gios Carbon Fibre

Sometimes it seems more appropriate that our stock go into a museum than onto Broadway Market for £350. And this is an example of the sort of rare bicycle which would be at equally at home on the concourse as on the road. Bonded carbon-fibre tubing (aluminium lugs) Sachs ‘New Success’ groupset Fir/Mavic MA40 rims, […]

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Guide to Buying a Secondhand Road Bike – Part 1

This is really all about working out how much money (if any) you are going to have to spend on your bike in the future, and when. Part 1 of this guide is to focus on wheels and tires. Check your tires. These can be easily replaced, but will cost you £25 plus. Knackered old […]

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Buying Secondhand Road Racing Bicycles

Racing Bikes (or more properly Road Bikes) operate at the dynamic edge of cycling, allowing you to go ever further and ever faster. This is the point for anybody who has ever considered or even admired professional cycling. Not that everybody does of course. For some people professional cyclists are just drug-addled perverts in tights/who […]

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