The problem with buying a bike on eBay these days is that they are all the same.
So why not purchase a bike restored and customised to your individual tastes? Determine all the delightful details which will make your bike the only one like it in the world by choosing your saddle, handlebars, grips, fenders, gears, tyres, wheels, brakes, stands, shifters, cables, tubes, an so on.
Only Delightful Cycles lets you build your own dream bike, using a bike you already own / intend to buy, or your choice of one of the bikes I have in my possession (subject to availability).
I like to work over email. I have found it to be very convenient for both sides. we’ll discuss your needs and consider the options that meet those needs within the limits of your budget, however large or small it may be. I will provide you with detailed information and pictures / diagrams to help you visualise and understand the many options for your bike. When you have decided on every detail of your bike, Ill then take a deposit, order parts and get started.
Arguably, this is the best way to purchase a vintage bicycle because it is 100% tailored to your tastes and requirements.
The price varies every time depending on the quality of components you choose to customise your bike with. New quality parts from overseas will push up the price of your Dream Bike while cheap/recycled parts sourced locally will keep the price down.
Id also argue that my prices are quite competitive, especially considering that your bike is customised to your preferences.
How is that possible? I am a full time para-legal and a part-time bicycle enthusiasts, so while the turn-around period is usually a couple of weeks rather than a couple of days, I do this because I enjoy it.
I explained to my friend when charging the rate I charged to my first customer, Rachel, that I didnt mind that I wasnt making a huge profit. I was happy just to be involved in bringing her dream bike to life and getting one more person on a bicycle. Payment for my services is just a bonus.
The best way to get a quote is to contact me directly at delightfulcycles at gmail dot com. I can give you a quick estimate if you give me a little bit of detail about how extensive your customisation may be. I can give you a more exact quote if we spend some time thrashing out ideas.
You can find more about the first ever Delightul Dream Bike here.
You can find more about the second ever Delightul Dream Bike here.