Dave Marsh bicycle

Dave Marsh Criterium


This lovely frame was hand built from Reynolds revered 531 steel tubing for Dave Marsh by Rick Powell, a former Carlton Cycles Master Craftsman. Rick worked with Dave at Carlton Cycles Worksop factory for many years until the factory closed in April 1981.

During this time, under the guidance of Gerald O’Donovan, Rick was able to copy the skills of legendary frame builders Bob Kealing and Eddie Haslehurst. He later became the chief frame paint sprayer and then eventually took the position of shop foreman. When Carlton closed in 1981 Rick set up his own business D D Enterprises in Dinnington, building very high quality bicycle frames until 2003. Rick has built bikes for many champions including former World Champion Victoria Pendleton.

Dave Marsh custom built bikes and wheels, have been ridden to success by World, Olympic, Commonwealth and National Champions. Dave now runs Universal Cycle Centre and carries out repairs and renovations.

Complete with quality wheels for the smoothest of rides.

Dave Marsh Brooks saddleDave Marsh barsDave Marsh 531
Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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 5’3″ – 5’6″ (160 – 168cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 53cm
Top Tube 53cm


Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • Silver
  • Built in 1985
  • Mavic MA2 700c QR wheels
  • Shimano 105 10 speed SIS
  • Reynolds 531 steel tubing with Campag dropouts
  • Chrome forks
  • Brooks bar tape
  • Brooks 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
Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

Availability and booking