This fine Swinnerton bicycle was hand crafted in 1983 using Reynolds 531c lightweight tubing.  It was a typical build of that time to Swinnerton’s own geometry.

Swinnerton Cycles was established in 1915. Roy Swinnerton took over the shop in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent in 1952 from his father Ted. The bike shop sourced their frames from a number of different master frame builders, including George Longstaff, before he went on to open his own shop. Mercian and later Keith Coppell also built a few frames for them. Roy was an excellent grass track racer and went on to become National Team Mechanic at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

This bike has been recently serviced and all parts work fine. It is in good condition with minor marks and scratches as could be expected for its age. Lovely original retro paintwork and decals topped off with a Brooks B17 leather saddle and new bar tape. The bike rides like a dream. Perfect for Eroica Britannia!

This bike is for sale for £350 including delivery.




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The right fit 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 5’8″ – 5’11” (173 – 180cm)
Gender Male
Size 23″ / 58cm
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  • Red / White / Blue / Green
  • Built in 1983
  • Cinelli bars and stem
  • Chrome forks with Campagnolo drop outs
  • 700c QR wheels
  • Shimano 600 12 speed indexed
  • Reynolds 531c tubing and 531 chrome forks
  • Brooks B17 saddle


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