Re-Cycle Engineering Logo

Now in our 22nd year

 

Back to RCE Homepage

 

 

 

Bikes - New & Renovated

 

Having provided renovated bikes for over 20 years, we know what is needed for each one to maximise your cycling experience. We do this by ensuring that each is presented in a safe, efficient & effective condition. We don't want you to have to come back to have small niggling problems sorted out.

 

We only want to come back to us for the right reasons!

 

1. Our Renovated Bikes:

 

We're the last such shop left in Leeds (and perhaps The North) which provides reconditioned bikes as part of our core activities (if other shops could renovate such bikes and if there was any serious profit in them, they'd all be providing them!).

 

Although we provide adult bikes from £75 (and children's bikes from £30), only those at £200 and over shown below - the sub-£200 bikes are usually sold before they make it to this page. In fact, many of the +£200 don't get a chance to get on here.

 

We try our utmost to avoid anything with plastic brakes and we wont sell anything with incompatible gear systems, worn transmission, worn bearing, slack spokes, etc.

 

2. Our New Bikes:

 

We don't routinely have many new bikes in stock. However, due to our independent nature, we have an extensive range of suppliers which means that we can acquire current models from Raleigh, Giant, Animal, Dawes, Coyote, Onza, etc.

 

Please note that we will only supply these bicycles with an rrp of £500 or above - at a lower price AND fully built-up (as above) - we believe that (for those who can afford them) this should be minimum price for a bicycle with quality components.

 

We will also ask you to return the new bike to us after 20 to 100 miles (after the bedding-in period) for (free) re-adjustments.

 

3. All Our Bikes:

 

Our prices take into account accessories and upgrades included (mudguards, rack, lights, forks, computer, etc.) as applicable.

 

When you buy a new or a pre-owned bicycle from us you can assured that all our bikes:

  • have been through our thorough workshop check (every: nut, bolt, spoke, cable, square inch of frame, link in the chain, every spoke, bearings, etc.) - how many other shops can say that about their NEW bikes?

  • have been fully set up (brakes set, gearing set, bearings set, spoke tensions set, wheels trued, etc.).

  • have had the transmission components checked for minimal wear.

  • have had all components replaced as necessary (e.g. brake pads, wheels, tyres, transmission components, etc.).

  • have been test ridden by ourselves (usually twice).

  • are fully set-up and ready to test ride.

  • are guaranteed not to be stolen or write-offs (bent or  damaged frames).

As a prospective purchaser, you are strongly advised to test ride your potential purchase for size, gearing, comfort & intended use - we're lucky enough to have a quiet location for you to do this. You will need some serious identification and/or the value of the bike to test ride it. Whether you buy from us or from anyone else, this advice still applies - if anyone does not allow to test ride a bike, walk away!

 

If you do decide to buy any bike from us, we will make a point of advising you on saddle height, tyre pressures, appropriate gears usage, security & safety, transporting issues, basic home maintenance (brakes adjustment, lubricating the transmission, etc.). Did you last bike shop do this for you?

 

We're not here to sell you anything - we believe that our bikes should sell themselves!

 

Updated: 2010-10-24

 

Note: all bikes are shown with their seatpost and handlebar stem at their safe maximum extension.

 

Click on image to enlarge

Description:

Click on image to enlarge

Price:

£ 500 450

Make & Model: Alan (Cyclo-Cross)
Condition:

Renovated

Frame size: 22", 50cm
Our comments: Custom-built by a renowned frame-builder with high-grade components. NICE!

Headset: Cane Creek 1" threadless. Wheels: 700C, 32spokes, double-walled rims (Vuelta Airline 2). Tyres: Schwalbe Land Cruisers 700 x 32C NEW. Shifters: Shinamo Deore 9 x 3. F. Mech: XT. R. Mech: Shimano Deore LX. Cassette: 12-23T. Chainset: RaceFace Evolve XC 175mm, Shimano Deore and FSA chainrings, 22-32-48T. Bottom bracket: External (sealed bearings). Seatpost: Easton. Saddle: Outland. Handlebars: Easton. F & R brakes: Avid Single Digit 3R V-type. F & R brake levers: Avid. Brake pads: NEW - BBB Tri-Stops inserts. F & R gear cabling: NEW.

Price:

£ 385 350

Make & Model: DDG Shooter (Dirt Jumper)
Condition:

Renovated

Frame size: 14", 36cm
Our comments: For the serious enthusiast.
Frame material: Aluminium. Forks: Marzocchi Bombers. Headset: Dia-Compe 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: Shimano XT 32H M750. Front & rear rims: Mavic D521. Front & rear tyres: Tioga Factory Downhill 26 x 2.10. Front shifter: N/A - single chainring. Rear shifter: Shimano 9spd. Front mech.: N/A - single chainring. Rear mech.: Shimano XT 9spd, long cage. Cassette: Shimano HG70, 11-32T. Chain: Shimano HG52 (no wear). Chainset: FSA PowerPro, DDG chainring 34T. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Aluminium. Saddle: Union Jack. Handlebars: Acor, aluminium with crossbar. Handlebar stem: Acor 4-bolt. Front & rear brakes: Shimano DX. Pedals: DMR V8. Chain device: DMR.

Price:

£ SOLD

Make & Model: Gary Fisher Mambo (29"-wheeled MTB)
Condition: Renovated
Frame size: 17.5", 44cm
Our comments: Was £650 new. A lot of bike for the price.
Frame material: Aluminium. Forks: RockShox DART 3 with lockout. Headset: Cane Creek 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: Shimano RM65 32H. Front & rear rims: Bontrager Ranger double-walled. Front & rear tyres: Bontrager XDX tubeless-ready 29 x 2.10. Front & rear shifters: SRAM X4 6 x 3spd. Front mech: SRAM X9 triple. Rear mech.: SRAM 4.0. Cassette: SRAM, 11-32T. Chain: Shimano HG50. Chainset: Shimano M361 x 175mm 22-32-42T. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Bontrager. Saddle: Bontrager. Handlebars: RaceFace Ride over-sized. Handlebar stem: Bontrager Select. Grips: Bontrager. Front & rear brake levers: Tektro V. Front & rear brakes: Shimano BR-M416 mechanical discs.

Click on image to enlarge

Price:

£ SOLD (new approx. £700 including computer)

Make & Model: Cannondale Bad Boy 650 Disc (Hybrid, 26" wheels)
Condition:

Renovated

Frame size: 19", 48cm
Our comments: MINT! Includes owners' manual and a CatEye Strada wireless computer [LINK] (rrp£50).
Colour: Matt Black with reflective lettering. Frame material: Aluminium. Headset: 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: Shimano RM65. Front & rear rims: Mavic X-117 disc -specific. Front & rear spokes: DT Swiss. Front & rear tyres: Maxxis Detonator. Front & rear shifters: SRAM SX5. Front mech.: Shimano Deore. Rear mech.: SRAM SX5. Cassette: JuJu  11-32T. Chain: Shimano HG53 (no wear). Chainset: Truvativ 5D, 26-36-48T. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Aluminium, black. Saddle: Selle Royal Viper. Handlebars: Aluminium, Cannondale. Grips: Cannondale. Front & rear brakes: Shimano cable discs. Front & rear brake levers: Cannondale, all aluminium. Pedals: Cannondale.

Price:

£ SOLD

Make & Model: Giant ATX 860 (MTB)
Condition: Renovated
Frame size: 19.5", 50cm
Our comments: A high-specced bike with mudguards for this price????
Frame material: Aluminium. Forks: RockShox Jett T2. Headset: Tange 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: Shimano Parallax 32H. Front & rear rims: Zac 19 Weinmann DV. Front tyre: Panaracer DART 26 x 2.10. Rear tyre: Michelin WildGripper 26 x 1.95. Front & rear shifters: Shimano Deore pods 9 x 3. Front & rear mech.s: Shimano Deore LX. Cassette: Shimano HG70, 11-32T. Chain: SRAM PC 951. Chainset: SR Suntour PowerFlo 22-32-42T. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Aluminium. Handlebars: Aluminium. Handlebar stem: Aluminium. Front & rear brake levers: Dia-Compe 7. Mudguards: YES. Bar ends: YES.

Price:

£ SOLD (built-up and free 1st full service, rrp £375)

Make & Model: Claud Butler Urban 400, 2010 (Hybrid, 700C wheels) [LINK]
Condition:

NEW (2010)

Frame size: 20", 51cm
Our comments: A commuting/touring bike with good specifications.
Frame & forks material: 6061 T4 T6 Aluminium. Headset: 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: alloy, 32H. Front & rear rims: Alloy double-walled. Front & rear tyres: Kenda 700 x 40C. Front & rear shifters/brakes: Shimano 8 x 3, v-type. Front mech.: Shimano Alivio. Rear mech.: Shimano Alivio. Cassette: SRAM 8-speed 11-30T. Chain: Shimano HG53 (no wear). Chainset: Truvativ ISO Flow. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Aluminium. Saddle: Claud Butler Active SportFit. Handlebar stem: Alloy. Other: Will accept front & rear pannier racks and front & rear mudguards.

Click on image to enlarge

Price:

£ SOLD
Make & Model: Cannondale Warrior 2000 (Racer)
Condition: Renovated
Frame size: 21", 53cm
Our comments: A lovely bike for the right customer at a lovely price.

The original owner (a thoroughly nice and elderly gentleman) came all the way from Durham to sell us this bike - he liked what we do and the way we run our business! Whilst suffering from back-related medical issues, he reduced the gear ratios to suit his needs (changed items: chainset, chain, cassette, front & rear mechs and gear cabling).

 

Frame material: Aluminium with carbon forks. Headset: Cane Creek, sealed, 1 1/8" A-Head. Front & rear hubs: Mavic Cosmos. Front & rear rims: Mavic Cosmos. Front & rear spokes: Radial, 24H, straight-pull. Front & rear tyres: Panaracers 700 x 32C. Front & rear shifters: Shimano 105 STi 9 x 2. Front mech.: Shimano 105. Rear mech.: Shimano XT long cage. Cassette: SRAM 9.0, 11-32T. Chain: Shimano HG93 (no wear). Chainset: Stronglight Impact, 170mm, 36-48T. Bottom bracket: Sealed bearings. Seatpost: Cannondale, swept-back. Saddle: Liberator, cut-out. Handlebars: ITM. Handlebar stem: Cannondale. Bartape: NEW. Front & rear brakes: Shimano side-pulls.

 

 

We're bike mechs, not web site designers - apologies if this page doesn't quite look right in your browser.