Bill Nickson bike

Bill Nickson


This Bill Nickson steel retro racer was handbuilt in 1984 by Bill Nickson Cycles of Leyland, Lancashire of lightweight Reynolds 531c tubing. It is thought that the frame builder was Paul Riley of Preston, who currently builds frames for the world renown Hetchins operation.

The shop was originally started in 1981 by Bill Nickson Snr, an ex-international professional cyclist, with many notable victories in his career, including the overall in the Milk Race (Britain’s most prestigious stage race) and the British National Road Race championships. He also rode, and completed, the Tour de France.

In 2006, the shop was taken over by Bill Jnr, who has also represented Great Britain at elite level bike racing and has experience over many disciplines of bike riding/racing.

This Eroica ready classic lightweight is finished off with a Selle Italia Turbo vintage saddle and quality Mavic rims with Campagnolo hubs. Fine components combined with a wide range of gears makes this your bike of choice for vintage sportives, special occasions or everyday rides.

The bike rides like a dream!

Bill Nickson frame
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The right bike for you

We try to ensure every bike is well suited to the rider, as a result we have included the following as a guideline for the ideal rider:

Height 6’0″ – 6’5″ (183 – 196cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 64cm
Top Tube 57cm
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The low down

  • Black
  • ITM bars
  • Mavic 700c QR wheels with Campagnolo hubs
  • Michelin World Tour amber wall tyres
  • Shimano Biopace 12 speed
  • Shimano 105 gear shifters
  • Reynolds 531c frame tubing
  • Selle Italia Turbo black saddle

What is included?

  • Tool bag with spare inner tube, tyre levers
  • A local map, we can also offer guidance in picking a suitable route
  • Delivery and collection within a 10 mile radius of Bakewell, Derbyshire
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