F W Evans vintage bike

F W Evans

circa 1981

F W Evans Cycles opened their first shop in 1921 on the Kennington Road in south east London. Trading from this site for thirty years, F.W Evans Cycles built up a strong reputation as a quality cycle shop. It became particularly well known for building its own frames and bikes, earning an award from the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) for ‘The greatest improvement in cycle design, construction or equipment during the year 1925’.

The business was purchased by Joseph Smith in the 1950s. At the time, the shop sold a range of cycles and toys, but during the seventies Joseph handed the business on to his son, Gary Smith, who developed the shop into a specialist cycle retailer.

After more than 50 years of trading at Kennington Road, re-development of the site saw the store relocated to The Cut in Waterloo in 1977, where the shop continues to trade today.

This fine F W Evans lightweight bicycle would have been purchased from the Evans Waterloo store in the early 1980’s.

Complete with reliable and smooth running wheels and the addition of a useful pannier rack for carrying those adventure essentials.

F W Evans frameF W Evans headbadge
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 6’0″ – 6’5″ (183 – 196cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 64cm
Top Tube 57cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • White
  • Built around 1981
  • Cinelli Giro Italia bars
  • Shimano Golden Arrow 12  speed
  • Rigida alloy 700c QR wheels
  • Reynolds’ 531c tubing
  • 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
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